PBS 45 & 49 links

Coping with Terrorism; Teaching Tolerance

Coping with Terrorism

The Aftershocks of National Tragedy (Connect for Kids Guidance for Grown-ups) Includes helping kids cope with trauma, helping adults cope with trauma, anti-discrimination resources, and lesson plans for teachers.

America Responds: Classroom Resources Contains classroom resources and links to other recommended resources. 

AskERIC: Teaching Students About Terrorism and Related Resources "In light of recent events, AskERIC has compiled a list of resources for educators and parents to help students cope with and discuss this tragedy." Seventeen annotated links to 17 Web sites.

Crisis Communications Guide and Toolkit From NEA; Being Prepared, before a crisis; Being Responsive, during a crisis; Being Diligent, moving beyond crisis; Hands-On Assistance, tools for educators.

Dealing with Tragedy: Tips and Resources for Teachers and Parents Resources and lesson plans from WNET, New York.

Detroit Free Press: 100 questions and Answers about Arab Americans - A Journalist's Guide Located on the Detroit Free Press site because "it is only with understanding that we can practice fair and accurate journalism."

Helping Children Cope with Tragedy - National PTA Resources from the National PTA

Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood: Helping Children Deal with Scary News Fred Rogers talks about what to look for and what to do when children experience tragedy.

PBS KIDS Resources for Parents and Caregivers "A list of related activities on the PBS Kids Web site (dealing with feelings, safety, etc.) from Clifford, ZOOM, Noddy, Dragon Tales, and Jay Jay."

Sesame Workshop - Tragic Times, Healing Words This update is "a special section to help parents learn how to talk to their kids about recent events, and look towards the future."

Strategies for Parents and Teachers (NC State University) Suggestions for parents and teachers for relieving children's stress (age-specific).

Talking to children about Violence and Other Sensitive and Complex Issues in the World "This guide explores some of the questions that parents and teachers ask most frequently about ways to have discussions about events such as the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon on September 11, 2001, and the bombing of Afghanistan." Derived from a guide by Educators for Social Responsibility.

Talking with Children when Disaster Strikes Dr. David Walsh - special television program and 'written' Web site on how to help  children work through their reactions to a disaster.

Talking with Kids about the News (especially TV news) From Talking with Kids about Tough Issues campaign.

Uniting Behind Our Children: Healing Stories from America's Schools (Crisis Communication Guide from the National Education Association) While dealing with their own shock and grief, the nation's educators are working with children to come to grips with the terrorist attacks on the United States and to regain stability.


Teaching Tolerance

American Arab Anti Discrimination Committee Includes "Advice to Arab-American Parents - Helping Children Cope.

Beyond Blame: Reacting to the terrorist attack Curriculum for middle and high school students, sponsored by Education Development Center, The Justice Project, Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation.

Helping Children with and/or ADHD Cope with the September 11, 2001 Tragedy From LD OnLine - guidelines for what to expect, how to help, what to do for children at what ages, and additional related resources.

Responding to Hate at School: A Guide for Teachers, Counselors and Administrators (PDF Format)
"A step-by-step, easy-to-use guide designed to help administrators, counselors and teachers react promptly and effectively whenever hate, bias and prejudice strikes." Online in PDF format; visit the Web site for Teaching Tolerance address and phone number.

Talking with Kids about Tough Issues A national initiative by the Kaiser Family Foundation and Children Now "to encourage parents to talk with their children." 

Teaching Tolerance "Teaching Tolerance supports the efforts of K-12 teachers and other educators to promote respect for differences and appreciation of diversity."

Teaching About Islam 

Tolerance.org: Fight Hate and Promote Tolerance Multitude of resources for parents, guardians and teachers.

Understanding Stereotypes A lesson plan for U.S. History grades 9 - 12 from Discovery.com.

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