Resources for Teachers and Parents
Talking to Children About Race and Equity
Talking Race with Young Children (NPR audio file)
“How Silence Can Breed Prejudice: A Child Development Professor Explains How and Why to Talk to Kids About Race” from The Washington Post.“Racism and Violence: Using Your Power as a Parent to Support Children Aged Two to Five” By Rebecca Parlakian at Zero to Three
“Beyond the Golden Rule” at learningforjustice.org
In My Skin: Children are not Color Blind Podcast
Teaching Juneteeth at learningforjustice.org
Visions, Inc. podacsts about DEI
How to Talk to Kids About Juneteenth on Pittwire
Also listen to a podcast titled “How Implicit Bias Affects Children” on the page above:
Teaching Hard History for K-5, a PDF from Learning for Justice
The Conscious Kid Library is an education, research, and policy organization dedicated to reducing bias and promoting positive identity development in young children. They promote access to diverse children’s books that center underrepresented and oppressed groups. www.theconsciouskid.org
American Indians in Children’s Literature (AICL) provides critical perspectives and analysis of indigenous peoples in children’s and young adult books, the school curriculum, popular culture, and society. https://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com
Embrace.org resources, articles and more
Read-along Children’s Books About Race & Diversity:
• “We’re Different, We’re The Same” by Bobbi Kates.
• “Whoever You Are” by Mem Fox.
• “It’s Okay To Be Different,” by Todd Parr.
• “The Family Book,” by Todd Parr.
• “The Color Of Us,” by Karen Katz.
• “Same Difference,” by Calida Garcia Rawls.
• “All Kinds of Children,” by Norma Simon.
History and Culture
Native Knowledge 360, from National Museum of the American Indian
Wisdom of the Elders Native videos
Grand Ronde Tribal History Curriculum:
Grande Ronde Cultural Education Videos on YouTube: Great for kids!
Zinn Education Project: Teaching the People’s History
Lane County Historical Society: Traveling Trunks – FREE!
Broken Treaties: An Oral History Tracing Oregon’s Native Population
Kalapuya Creation Story told by Esther Stutzman, Kalapuya elder
Willamette Wetlands of the Kalapuya Mural in Eugene- PDF educational material and description of the mural plants/animals and seasonal round:
Willamette Wetland of the Kalapuya Mural in Eugene, documentary video
Native Lands map of North America
Kalapuya Seasonal Round Poster free download – created by our Director, Karen Rainsong, on Teachers Pay Teachers website:
Understanding how fire affects the landscape and Indigenous use of fire:
Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums
Camas Country- All about the Native Americans and Camas on Beacon Hill
Philip Foster Living History Farm
Little House on the Prairie Fan Site- stories, crafts, games, projects and more!
Opal Whiteley information
Three video playlist about Opal Whiteley, curated by Steve Williamson
Living History Schoolhouse and Country Mill in Alvadore, Oregon:
Museum of Natural and Cultural History (U of O):
Oregon Archaeology Society Web site:
Woodcut of a Kalapuya Indian man:
History of Fort Umpqua
Information About the Kalapuya and the History of the Land
Gray’s Harbor Historical Seaport
Places to Go
West Eugene Wetlands Web site
Mount Pisgah Arboretum Web site
Cascades Raptor Center Web site
Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (located in California):
Elkton Community Education Center
Adventure! Children’s Museum
Willamette Heritage Center in Salem
Things to Do
“Wildcraft” board game about herbs:
How to Be Environmentally Friendly in your Home with Kids
Recipe to make Dandelion fritters on nature skills.com:
North American Aboriginal Games Web site:
Fort Umpqua Days
Nature Information & Inspiration
National Geographic Photo Ark Animals curriculum:
Video of Dr. Jim Halfpenny on tracking for adults:
Children and Nature Network:
Great Nature Blog!
More About Identifying Insects- Thanks Peyton!
“The Story of Stuff” video- fascinating!:
The Nature Conservancy
Walama Restoration Project
Wildwood Survival Web site:
“Leave No Trace” Program
Native American Hide Tanning Techniques
Creating Pollinator Gardens: Flower Fragrances to Attract Pollinators (thanks Jenna!)
How to Start a Butterfly Garden
Butterfly Gardening Article
Free Butterfly Printables (Thanks Hazel!)
All about Butterflies (Thanks Hazel!)
The Bug Chicks!
Butterflies and gardens:
More About Insects (thanks Katey!)
All About Butterflies (thanks for the link Dakota!)
North American Butterfly Association Web site:
Amateur Entomology (Thanks Emma!)
Oregon Reptile Man
Animal Tracks in Snow, for kids
Nature Watch: US Forest Service
Live camera on an barn owl nest:
Skeletons like you’ve never seen them!
Bird Feathers info:
More Bird Info and lesson plans:
Plants & Gardening
Food Hero website for kids and adults on gardening, cooking, with activities for all, including coloring sheets, word search, farm tour videos and much more:
Examples of Garden Layouts
All About Lichens on the US Forest Service Website
Native American Science Curriculum
Grand Ronde Tribal History Curriculum
Become a Green School! Oregon Certification Tracks:
Wisdom of the Elders Native videos
Nearby Nature’s Kalapuya Page:
Discovery Education resources for teachers:
“Green Teacher” Magazine:
Acorn Naturalists Store site:
Going Green in the Classroom
Environmental lesson plans
Special Education Resource
NW Nature Matters Podcast