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Resources looking at the Black Lives Matter movement


How To Talk To Kids About Race And Racism

For some families, talking about race is a regular part of daily life. For others, it’s a subject that can be difficult to discuss. But for everyone, it’s an incredibly important conversation and shouldn’t be avoided. 


KS2 Lesson with Resources for both school and Home learning

Black Lives Matter and Blackout Tuesday are movements to both raise awareness and educate people about racial inequalities around the world. Racism is something we can all learn about and find out ways that we can support and promote equality for all.


EYFS - Books to encourage conversation in the early years

This link provides a list of wonderful stories designed to raise awareness for younger children on issues surrounding identity.


Lifting up picture books with characters, authors, and illustrators who are Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, LGBTQ+, and Disabled. Giving the spotlight to books that give children windows in others, and mirrors to reflect themselves.


Raising Readers Who Raise Up Others.


 Books that help children to understand a little more about the #blacklivesmatter movement and also for books that help more children to see themselves or others reflected in what they read. A list of books that open conversations about racism and books that represent BAME main characters. 

When children can see themselves in books, it’s affirming and validating. When children can develop empathy for others through books, we can transform the world. Expanding a bookshelf can expand a child’s world and start conversations that create change.


KS2 Video to encourage conversation

George Floyd and the Protests https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52813673



KS1 Video to encourage conversation

This link explains the idea of protest and the current anti-racism marches to young children. It is a short Sesame Street film of Elmo and his Dad, Louie! This might be a good springboard for discussion at home with your children.


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