Check back regularly for new resources to inspire and equip
your work as a teacher, parent, or student for racial justice.
Given the recent national conversation surrounding hate crimes and discrimination, it’s never too early to talk to children about how to be a positive bystander and upstander. Use this guide to begin a lifelong conversation.
What we read to our children shapes their worldview, potential biases, passions they have and questions they ask.
LRJ Reads is a weekly series that features LCMS members from a variety of vocations sharing a favorite story
that is sure to launch a conversation in your home or classroom.
During this public health crisis, parents are finding themselves more involved with their child's education than ever before. We think these resources make a great addition to your homeschool curriculum.
Note: While LRJ fully supports culturally diverse representation and education, the inclusion of these resources is not an endorsement of every idea they share. We encourage parents to use their discretion. Read more about why we like these homeschool resources.
A Panel Discussion About the Future of Lutheran Education
Being perceived as different can be scary.
Elmo helps us embrace a physical characteristic that's easy for kids of all ages to be insecure about: our hair. By celebrating our differences, parents can help children develop empathy for their friends and neighbors.
Facing History and Ourselves is a non-profit that offers tools to help educators shape their curriculum to
include issues of bigotry and hate, so that their students can help prevent them in the future.
ANTI-RACIST ART TEACHERS is categorized by age of students and provides teachers with fully articulated lessons that reach a variety of objectives for a diverse and inclusive classroom. Teachers at any level of comfortability with these topics will find the site helpful because it includes guides for how to have conversations with students, expand the diversity of artists used in the classroom, and grow further in your professional development as a teacher.
Note: While LRJ fully supports culturally diverse representation and education, the inclusion of this resource is not an endorsement of every idea they share. We encourage parents to use their discretion.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics,
children can internalize racial bias by ages 2-4.
Maintaining a diverse bookshelf is a great way to invite
conversations about race with children of all ages.
HERE WEE READ helps diversify your bookshelf with recommendations for kids and adults. Every purchase supports local independent bookstores.
Use the above links to access recommendations.
NOTE: Here Wee Read is a non-Lutheran resource. While LRJ fully supports culturally diverse representation and education, the inclusion of this resource is not an endorsement of every book or idea shared by Here Wee Read. We encourage parents and teachers to use their discretion.