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White Anti-Racist Biographies: Early Grades 
For young white students, explorations of fair and unfair, just and unjust, can go a long way in advancing 
anti-racist white identity. Purposeful use of literature and basic study of white anti-racists are among the 
key ways educators can advance such aims.Teaching Tolerance presents four short biographies for early 
grades classrooms, with activity ideas. 
GRADE LEVEL: K-2, 3-5

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The Color of Law: Developing the White Middle Class 
This lesson is the third and final lesson of the series The Color of Law: The Role of Government in Shaping 
Racial Inequity. In this lesson, students examine policies that supported and cultivated the creation of the 
white middle class and the practices that excluded black and nonwhite people from economic 
development. 
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12

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The Color of Law: Creating Racially Segregated 
Communities 
This lesson is the first lesson of the series The Color of Law: The Role of Government in Shaping Racial 
Inequity. In this lesson, students examine the local, state and federal policies that supported racially 
discriminatory practices and cultivated racially segregated housing. 
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12

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Looking at Race and Racial Identity in Children's Books 
This lesson, the second in a series, encourages students to think and talk openly about the concept of 
beauty, particularly as it overlaps with issues of race and racial identity. 
GRADE LEVEL: K-2, 3-5

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What's Fair? 
This lesson helps students explore the difference between being fair and unfair and how being fair helps 
everyone get along. 
GRADE LEVEL: K-2, 3-5

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Talking About Race and Racism 
What do educators need to participate in an open and honest conversation about the content of The New 
Jim Crow? Effective instruction about The New Jim Crow requires advanced preparation for how to talk 
about race and racism. 
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12