• Implementation Tools

    Material Supports

    These curriculum review tools are provided as a resource to Delaware districts and charters to support their selection of culturally responsive high-quality instructional materials. 


    Classroom Supports

    These resources are provided to Delaware districts and charters to support implementation of culturally responsive pedagogy in K-12 classrooms.

    • Learning for Justice
      • Critical Practices for Anti-bias Education: offers guidance for implementing culturally responsive pedagogy and describes how teachers can bring anti-bias values to life.
      • Let’s Talk: offers classroom-ready strategies teachers can use to plan discussions and to facilitate conversations around the historical roots and contemporary manifestations of social inequality and discrimination.
      • Social Justice Standards: offers a road map for anti-bias education for every stage of K-12 instruction. Comprised of anchor standards and age-appropriate learning outcomes, the Standards provide a common language and organizational structure educators can use to guide curriculum development and make schools more just and equitable.
      • Speak Up at School: offers tools and strategies to prepare educators and students to speak up against prejudice, bias, and stereotypes at school. 
      • Teaching Hard History: American Slavery
        • Framework for Grades K-5: offers resources for elementary educators that include a first-of-its-kind framework, along with student texts, teaching tools, and professional development for anyone committed to teaching this hard history.
        • Framework for Grades 6-12: offers the popular Teaching Hard History resources for middle- and high-school educators as well as student-facing videos and primary source texts. Educators will also find teaching tools and professional development resources.
      • Teaching the Movement offers a set of teaching principles and curriculum rehabilitation tools dedicated to advancing Civil Rights history instruction beyond the simplified “King-and-Parks” narrative and engaging this critical content at the level of depth it deserves.
    • Facing History and Ourselves
    • Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework: offers guidelines for stakeholder groups according to the four principles of culturally responsive-sustaining education: Welcoming and Affirming environment, High Expectations and Rigorous Instruction, Inclusive Curriculum and Assessment, and Ongoing Professional Learning. Courtesy of New York State Education Department. 
    • Districts Advancing Racial Equity (DARE) Tool: offers a practical and accessible resource for understanding, assessing, and advancing racial equity within school districts. The DARE tool captures research-informed, high-leverage aspects of schooling that leaders must address in order to create systems that build on the strengths of and respond to the needs of students of color.
Last Modified on January 19, 2022