Resources for Teachers and Parents
Talking to Children About Race and Equity
Talking Race with Young Children (NPR audio file)
“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
Teaching Juneteeth at learningforjustice.org
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
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
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
Native Lands map of North America
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:
Pioneer Bonnets and Clothing, items and blacksmithing:
Museum of Natural and Cultural History (U of O):
Oregon Archaeology Society Web site:
Woodcut of a Kalapuya Indian man:
History of Fort Umpqua
Historical Maps of Oregon from the New York Public Library
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
Things to Do
“Wildcraft” board game about herbs:
Recipe to make Dandelion fritters on nature skills.com:
North American Aboriginal Games Web site:
Tin Man Press (kids educational books)- Local Business!:
Fort Umpqua Days
Nature Information & Inspiration
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!:
Mountain Hearth blog by Lara Colley- local mom
The Nature Conservancy
Walama Restoration Project
Wildwood Survival Web site:
“Leave No Trace” Program
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
Live Camera on Bald Eagle Nest:
Live camera on an barn owl nest:
Skeletons like you’ve never seen them!
(Thank you Dr. Pat O’Grady for showing this to me!)
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:
Herbs For Kids
All about lichen from NW nature
Examples of Garden Layouts
Native American Science Curriculum
Wisdom of the Elders Native videos
Educational resources for teachers:
“Green Teacher” Magazine:
Acorn Naturalists Store site:
Going Green in the Classroom
Environmental lesson plans
Special Education Resource
Sam Evans creates podcasts about the non-profit organizations in the Eugene area.
Native American Hide Tanning Techniques
Become a Green School! Oregon Certification Tracks: