Teaching Tough Topics: How Do I Use Children's Literature to Build a Deeper Understanding of Social Justice, Equity, and Diversity?
Quick and easy to implement teaching "tips" embedded throughout the resource.
Model lessons, using children's literature as a source, with clear instructions on how to implement a range of instructional strategies at different grade levels.
Comprehensive up-to-date booklists including picture books, novels, nonfiction, and poetry titles that can be used to explore each topic.
Cultural Diversity & Equity
Teaching Tough Topics shows teachers how to lead students to become caring citizens as they read and respond to quality childrens literature. It focuses on topics that can be challenging or sensitive, yet are significant in order to build understanding of social justice, diversity, and equity. Racism, Homophobia, Bullying, Religious Intolerance, Poverty, and Physical and Mental Challenges are just some of the themes explored. The book is rooted in the belief that by using picture books, novels, poetry, and nonfiction, teachers can enrich learning with compassion and empathy as students make connections to texts, to others, and to the world.
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