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Understanding and challenging racism

Learning type: Classroom activity
Category: Author/book resource
Programme: Authors Live
Language: English
Genre: History, Identity, Politics
Age group: 12-14, 15-18
Audience: Professionals

This resource has been produced in association with Show Racism the Red Card Scotland(this will open in a new window), and incorporates a selection of resources which have been developed by the various Show Racism the Red Card education teams across the UK.

This resource is a good introduction for schools looking to empower pupils to be actively anti-racist.

This resource can be used in conjunction with Scottish Book Trust’s Authors Live events which explore diversity and racism, for example the Unheard voices panel with Alex Wheatle, Anni Cameron and Dave Hook, or the events featuring Nikesh Shukla, Kwame Alexander, and Bessora and Sarah Ardizzone.

This resource provides you with opportunities to examine and challenge the kind of attitudes that marginalise people and cultures, and listen to some of the unheard voices in our society.

Activities in the resource include:

The resource also contains a book list featuring 12 books for young adults that explore racial identity and discrimination.

If you are looking for more resources and guidance, Oxfam Education has a pack on Teaching Controversial Issues(this will open in a new window).