Resources for Teachers and Parents

Talking to Children About Race and Equity

Raising Anti-Racist Children with Kristin Coggins (podcast)

 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
https://www.racepride.pitt.edu/

Teaching Juneteeth at learningforjustice.org

Visions, Inc. podacsts about DEI
https://visions-inc.org/podcasts/

How to Talk to Kids About Juneteenth on Pittwire

13 Children’s Books about Race and Diversity from PBS

P.R.I.D.E. Positive Racial Identity Development in Early Education

Also listen to a podcast titled “How Implicit Bias Affects Children” on the page above:
https://www.racepride.pitt.edu/

Teaching Hard History for K-5, a PDF from Learning for Justice
https://www.learningforjustice.org/sites/default/files/2020-08/TT-2007-Teaching-Hard-History-K-5-Framework.pdf

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
https://www.embracerace.org/

 

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
https://americanindian.si.edu/nk360

Wisdom of the Elders Native videos
https://vimeo.com/wisdomoftheelders

Grand Ronde Tribal History Curriculum:
https://www.grandronde.org/history-culture/culture/curriculum

Grande Ronde Cultural Education Videos on YouTube: Great for kids!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDYgwWYv7lwDTq-3iFp1Ryg/videos

Zinn Education Project: Teaching the People’s History
https://www.zinnedproject.org/

Lane County Historical Society: Traveling Trunks – FREE!
http://lchm.org/k-12-programs/

Broken Treaties: An Oral History Tracing Oregon’s Native Population
https://www.opb.org/artsandlife/series/brokentreaties/oregon-tribes-oral-history-broken-treaties/

Kalapuya Creation Story told by Esther Stutzman, Kalapuya elder
http://www.wisdomoftheelders.org/turtle-island-storyteller-esther-stutzman/

Willamette Wetlands of the Kalapuya Mural in Eugene- PDF educational material and description of the mural plants/animals and seasonal round:
https://www.beyondtoxics.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/WillametteWetlands-of-the-KalapuyaTribes_Program_COMPLETE_FINAL_7-8-22.pdf

Thunderbird Atlatls 
https://www.thunderbirdatlatl.com/

Native Lands map of North America
https://native-land.ca/

Kalapuya Seasonal Round Poster free download – created by our Director, Karen Rainsong, on Teachers Pay Teachers website:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Kalapuya-Native-Americans-of-Oregon-Seasonal-Round-Poster-4294455

Understanding how fire affects the landscape and Indigenous use of fire:
https://www.oregonmetro.gov/news/restoring-fire-prescribed-burn-quamash-prairie-reconnects-land-culture-and-habitat

Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums
http://www.alhfam.org/

Camas Country- All about the Native Americans and Camas on Beacon Hill
http://www.beaconhillparkhistory.org/articles/120_camas_country.htm

Philip Foster Living History Farm
http://www.philipfosterfarm.com/

Little House on the Prairie Fan Site- stories, crafts, games, projects and more!
https://littlehouseontheprairie.com/

Opal Whiteley information
https://storiesbysteve.com/

Three video playlist about Opal Whiteley, curated by Steve Williamson
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLujg8TZhYzdtQsLt43PdODnjEI4r4lLjZ

Living History Schoolhouse and Country Mill in Alvadore, Oregon:
http://camascountrymill.com/the-schoolhouse-project

Museum of Natural and Cultural History (U of O):
https://mnch.uoregon.edu/

Oregon Archaeology Society Web site:
www.oregonarchaeological.org

Woodcut of a Kalapuya Indian man:
https://oregonencyclopedia.org/articles/kalapuya_man_drawing/#.Xed0lOgzZPY

History of Fort Umpqua
http://www.elktonbutterflies.com/fort-umpqua.html

Information About the Kalapuya and the History of the Land
http://www.oregon-archaeology.com/theory/pyroculture/

Gray’s Harbor Historical Seaport
http://www.historicalseaport.org/

Places to Go

West Eugene Wetlands Web site
www.wewetlands.org

Mount Pisgah Arboretum Web site
www.mountpisgaharboretum.org

Cascades Raptor Center Web site
https://cascadesraptorcenter.org

Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (located in California):
www.aeoe.org

Elkton Community Education Center
http://www.elktonbutterflies.com/

Adventure! Children’s Museum
https://www.adventurechildrensmuseum.org/

Willamette Heritage Center in Salem
https://www.willametteheritage.org/

Things to Do

“Wildcraft” board game about herbs:
https://learningherbs.com/wildcraft/

How to Be Environmentally Friendly in your Home with Kids
https://www.mrrooter.ca/about/blog/2021/january/how-to-be-environmentally-friendly-in-a-home-wit/

Recipe to make Dandelion fritters on nature skills.com:
https://www.wildernessawareness.org/articles/dandelion-fritters-recipe/

North American Aboriginal Games Web site:
mathcentral.uregina.ca/RR/database

Fort Umpqua Days
http://www.elktonbutterflies.com/fort-umpqua-days.html

Traveling Museum
http://www.oregon-archaeology.com/museum/

Local Children’s Programs

Whole Earth Nature School
https://www.wholeearth.org/

Youth in Nature Partnership
http://www.youthinnature.org/

Nearby Nature 
www.nearbynature.org

Friends of Outdoor School
https://www.friendsofoutdoorschool.org/

Nature Information & Inspiration

National Geographic Photo Ark Animals curriculum:
https://www.nationalgeographic.org/projects/photo-ark/education/

Video of Dr. Jim Halfpenny on tracking for adults:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tOhYmqpCjo

Children and Nature Network:
http://www.childrenandnature.org/

Great Nature Blog!
http://www.thenatureblog.com

More About Identifying Insects- Thanks Peyton!
https://www.angieslist.com/articles/entomology-home-guide-identifying-house-and-yard-insects.htm

“The Story of Stuff” video- fascinating!:
www.storyofstuff.com

The Nature Conservancy 
www.nature.org

Walama Restoration Project 
www.walamarestoration.org

Nature Net 
www.naturenet.net

Wildwood Survival Web site:
www.wildwoodsurvival.com

“Leave No Trace” Program 
https://lnt.org/

Native American Hide Tanning Techniques
http://fairfamilyradio.com/matt-richards-explains-leather-tanning/

Animals

Oregon Reptile Man
http://www.oregonreptileman.com/

Animal Tracks in Snow, for kids
https://youtu.be/854O9tRCvMU

Nature Watch: US Forest Service
https://www.fs.fed.us/naturewatch/

Live camera on an barn owl nest:
http://www.ustream.tv/theowlbox

Skeletons like you’ve never seen them!
http://www.theboneman.com/

Bird Feathers info:
www.earthlife.net/birds/feathers.html

More Bird Info and lesson plans:
http://kidwings.com/

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:
https://foodhero.org/

Examples of Garden Layouts
http://www.elktonbutterflies.com/native-plants-and-gardens.html

 All About Lichens on the US Forest Service Website
https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/beauty/lichens/about.shtml

For Teachers

Native American Science Curriculum
http://www.nativeamericanscience.org/home

Grand Ronde Tribal History Curriculum
https://www.grandronde.org/history-culture/culture/curriculum/

Become a Green School! Oregon Certification Tracks:
https://oregongreenschools.org/schools/certification-tracks/

Wisdom of the Elders Native videos
https://vimeo.com/wisdomoftheelders

Nearby Nature’s Kalapuya Page:
https://www.nearbynature.org/kalapuya-people/

Discovery Education resources for teachers:
https://www.discoveryeducation.com/

“Green Teacher” Magazine:
www.greenteacher.com

Acorn Naturalists Store site:
www.acornnaturalists.com

Going Green in the Classroom
https://www.rainforest-alliance.org/articles/15-ways-to-green-your-classroom

Environmental lesson plans
http://www.teacher.org/lesson-plans/environmental

Special Education Resource
http://www.specialeducationguide.com/

NW Nature Matters Podcast
https://www.myowf.org/nwnaturematters