Blake, Felice Blake, et al. Anti-racism Inc.: Why the Way We Talk About Racial Justice Matters. Punctum Books, 2019.
This is a critical essay by Blake presenting arguments on issues of racial justice. It is a good read for teachers interested in denaturalizing colorblindness within the curriculum.
“Why Black Lives Matter in The Humanities.” Seeing Race Again: Countering Colorblindness across the Disciplines, by Crenshaw Kimberlé et al., University of California Press, 2019.
This critical essay addresses the hard conversation around race and racism. It is a good read for teachers who wish to address the issue of colorblindness in the curriculum.
Teaching Tolerance: https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/publications/teaching-the-movement-2014/the-civil-rights-movement-why-now
This is an excellent web-based resource for teachers and students. Its mission is to educate and promote active participation in diverse democracy. It provides resources and curricular supplements that are easily accessible for teachers and students.
Equal Justice Initiative: https://eji.org/
This is a great resource in helping students understand the roots of racial injustice. This web site has a plethora of resources that teachers can access in understanding issues on race and racism.
Stony The Road We Trod: Exploring Alabama’s Civil Rights Legacy: https://www.stonytheroad.org/
This is an amazing professional development for teachers in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Alabama Humanities Foundation. This intensive professional development is an interactive field study on Alabama’s role in the modern Civil Rights Movement.
Bloom, B.S. (Ed.). Engelhart, M.D., Furst, E.J., Hill, W.H., Krathwohl, D.R. (1956). Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, Handbook I: The Cognitive Domain. New York: David McKay Co Inc.
This resource discusses Bloom’s taxonomies, the foundation for high ordered thinking skills. It details the levels of taxonomies is a can be used to help teachers develop lesson plans aimed at higher ordered thinking activities and learning outcomes for students.
Anderson, Lorin W., Krathwohl, David R., and Bloom, Benjamin S. a Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching, and Assessing: A Revision of Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. Complete ed. New York: Longman, 2001. Print.
This is a key read for teachers. It reorganizes Bloom’s taxonomies to meet the expectations of the new Common Core Standards. It is a useful resource for teachers in helping to craft learning expectations and outcomes using newly revised Bloom’s taxonomies.
Armstrong, Julie Buckner. Teaching the American Civil Rights Movement: Freedom's Bittersweet Song. Routledge, 2002.
This book is a valuable resource for teachers who want to learn about and teach the Civil Rights Movement. The book provides multiple perspectives on how to present materials related to the era and student centered high interest strategies.
Pitler, Howard, et al. “Chapter 5. Nonlinguistic Representations.” Using Technology with Classroom Instruction That Works, 2nd Edition, ASCD, 2012, www.ascd.org/publications/books/112012.aspx.
This publication is a great short read on how to use nonlinguistic representations in the classroom. It defines what nonlinguistic representations are and gives examples of how this strategy is effectively used in the classroom.
Williams, B.T. (2007). Action heroes and literate sidekicks: Literacy and identity in popular culture. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 50(8), 680-685.
A good read examining characters through popular songs and cultures and why this approach is appealing to student learning.
This website presents Marzano’s nine high yield strategies and their percentage gains. It is a useful tool for teachers who want to use this as a resource guide. https://static.pdesas.org/content/documents/M1-Slide_19_DOK_Wheel_Slide.pdfThis a great resource for teachers who need a reference for lesson planning. The Depth of
Knowledge (DOK) are presented as The resource uses an easily accessible graphic to present the DOK’s and suggests activities to reinforce them.
Newly Revise Bloom’s Taxonomy: https://www.evms.edu/media/departments/medical_education/New_Blooms_Taxonomy3-7-14.pdf
This is a useful resource guide presenting newly revised Bloom’s Taxonomy. The chart provides categories, examples, and skill based verbs. This is a handy resource for teachers to have on hand when lesson planning.