“What to Tell Your Child About Prejudice and Discrimination“ – The population of our nation is becoming increasingly diverse. Here are some suggestions to help your child get along with people of varied backgrounds and abilities in the United States today. From the Anti-Defamation League.
INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S DIGITAL LIBRARY – Literature is one of society’s means for exposing young hearts and minds to new and foreign ideas. Yet, not all children have access to an endowed library. The International Children’s Digital Library (ICDL) is a five-year project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to create a digital library of international children’s books. The collection’s focus is on identifying materials that help children to understand the world around them and the global society in which they live. The collection has two primary audiences. The first audience is children ages 3-13, as well as librarians, teachers, parents, and caregivers, who work with children of these ages. The second audience is international scholars and researchers in the area of children’s literature.
Assessing Children’s Literature – from our friends at the ADL
Literature is a powerful vehicle for helping children understand their homes, communities and the world. Even before young children can read, family members, childcare providers and teachers read them stories about people in far away places, sometimes from the distant past and sometimes about people whose lives are similar to their own. The impressions and messages contained in these stories can last a lifetime
Parents Guide to No Child Left Behind - by Suzenne Heath
Preparing for Parent Teacher Conferences – from the Minnesota PACER Center–Parent Information and Resources
Tips for Preparing for a Parent/Teacher Conference - by Evelyn Petersen