ALAS National is committed to helping our community in every way we can. Please feel free to explore the resources below as a source of guidance for our community:
Given the events at our nation’s Capitol, and the additional burden and responsibility that many of you have to address these events with your students and colleagues tomorrow, we wanted to share this collection of resources to which we are continuing to add.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) will turn 45! IDEA teamed up with the National Disability Rights Network to produce this video on what IDEA is, and why it’s so important for students with disabilities! Watch the video here.
Celebrating Latin/o/a/x Heritage
- Dealing In Dreams by Liliam Rivera
- They Could Have Named Her Anything by Stephanie Jimenez
- Always Running by Luis Rodriguez
- When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago
- Sofi and Vivi Big Sister by Nury Crawford (ALAS’s hermana)
- Soldier for Equality by Jose de la luz Saenz and the Great War by Duncan Tonatiuh
Racism and Tolerance Resources:
- ColorínColorado! Talking About Racism and Violence with Students: Resources for Educators
- PBS Newshour provides lessons for 6th-12th graders around the murder of George Floyd and ensuing protests
- How do We Teach our Children Anti-Racism? These Resources Will Help
- How Latinx People Can Fight Anti-Black Racism in Our Own Culture
- How to Talk to Kids About Racism and Protests: An Age-by-Age Guide
- 10 Best Books on Anti-Racism
- Teaching Tolerance provides a package on teaching about race, racism, and police violence
- 20 Children’s Books to Spark Conversations About Race + Tolerance
- Books to Help School-Aged Children Understand Racism
- Facing History and Ourselves provides resources for educators on the history of racism in our country along with this specific teaching idea to reflect on George Floyd’s death.
ACT Webinar: Beneficial Tools for Access to College, Career, and First Gen Students (June 2020)
In this time of many unknowns, we need to focus on what we can control. Join us to hear from ACT leaders who will share ways to keep high school students engaged, on track, and looking forward to their futures while they have more time at home to increase their skills and knowledge. Would you like to receive free practical college and career planning solutions for your students? Watch the recording!
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