Critical Media Literacy

Engaging Media and Transforming Education

Institutes, Museums, Research Groups & More!

The 1619 Project. The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the New York Times. This website contains lots of resources: lesson plans, articles, podcasts, and photo essays.

Native Knowledge 360. The National Museum of the American Indian. Resources online for educators.

Perception InstituteConsortium of researchers, advocates, and strategists who translate cutting-edge mind science research on race, gender, ethnic, and other identities into solutions that reduce bias and discrimination, and promote belonging.


Source:  Race and Ethnicity, from the Critical Media Project. The Critical Media Project provides free media literacy web resources for educators and students, including a large collection of video clips from popular media about age, class, disability, gender, LGBTQ, race & ethnicity, and religion. 

Publications of All Kinds

National Geographic faced up to its racist past.
Did it actually get better?

(Anna North & Kainaz Amaria, Vox, May 6, 2021)


Whose Heritage? Public Symbols of the Confederacy
(Southern Poverty Law Center, Dec 16, 2020).
Interactive maps and reports. 



Slave Trade

The Atlantic slave trade in two minutes 
(Andrew Kahn & Jamelle Bouie, Slate, June 25, 2015)

  • Slave Voyages Website (Timelapse, videos, maps, original documents, lesson plans, etc. The Trans-Atlantic and Intra-American slave trade databases are the culmination of decades of research by scholars).

Collections: Lessons, Podcasts, Reports, Videos

RACE: The Power of an Illusion. Video, 3 parts, each under 60 mins, 2003. Available via Kanopy database. Excellent website accompanies this film with lesson plans and resources: RACE: The Power of an Illusion.

Exploring Race with Children

Picture This:
Diversity in Children’s Books 2018 Infographic

(Huyck, D. & Park Daylen, S., 2019, Wordpress).