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Share My Lesson

The team at Share My Lesson has curated preK-12 race and racism lesson plans, activities and resources to help students and communities critically address these topics. In this collection, you’ll find dozens of rich resources such as:

Digging Deeper: Racism Lesson Plans and Historical Thinking
1619 Project is an ongoing project developed with the goal of re-examining the legacy of slavery in the United States.

Find more resources at, the Pulitzer Center's 1619 Project education portal, featuring unit plans, curricular materials, and testimonials from educators across the country who are using the book materials in their classrooms.


Lesson based on the book One by Kathryn Otoshi PK-1ST. A read aloud is to show children that sometimes bullying can occur because someone feels isolated, and we can in fact come together and find common ground as long as we stand up for each other, and stand together.

Introduction of Transgender and Nonbinary Identities with I Am Jazz PK-2ND. Students will be able to define the words “transgender” and “nonbinary” and give examples of ways to support people of all gender identities.

Lesson based on the book Milo’s Museum by Zetta Elliott PK-4TH. Discussion questions and class project to accompany Milo’s Museum.

Lesson based on the book Child of the Civil Rights Movement by Paula Young Shelton K-2ND. Designed to help students make a personal connection to the civil rights movement. The use of food in the story helps students to identify with the civil rights activists, unified by a common goal and engaging in the common practice of fellowship over a meal.

Multilingual Resources for Teaching about Black Lives Matter in Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms

Multilingual Resources for Teaching about Black Lives Matter in Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms K-2ND Outline and resources from a workshop for teachers.

Lesson based on the book Crossing Bok Chitto by Tim Tingle 2ND-3RD. Students will learn about the oral traditions of two different cultures, and how two young children braved friendship and trust and learn about different forms of resistance by enslaved Africans including oral traditions through religion, alliances with other communities, and escaping enslavement to stay together.

Lesson based on the book Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton by Don Tate 4TH-5TH. Students will read the story of George Moses Horton, an enslaved African who taught himself to read, and eventually became a renowned poet and write their own poems about freedom. Students will also learn that there were many forms of resistance by enslaved Africans including efforts to learn and teach others to read and write.

an interview with the founders of black lives matter

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