Juneteenth Resources

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. This is a day our black community has traditionally celebrated and recognized, but is a day that is relatively unknown, talked about, or celebrated by others. As a school district, we would like to take a small step of hope and solidarity by recognizing and celebrating Juneteenth. We will use this day as a day of reflection and engagement by offering resources, documentaries, and providing space to talk not only about this important day, but also about racism and injustice. We are a district that is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and we know our commitment is only as good as our actions. We hope as a community you will join us in this reflection and engagement. We have provided resources below or feel free to use what you see as the best fit for your family.

"Let us discard all this quibbling about this man and the other man, this race and that race and the other race being inferior, and therefore they must be placed in an inferior position.  Let us discard all these things, and unite as one people throughout this land, until we shall once more stand up declaring that all men are created equal."- Abraham Lincoln, (July 10, 1858)

*https://www.uen.org/juneteenth/

Suggestions for Juneteenth Awareness and Reflection activities for teachers or families

 

What is Juneteenth? The celebration of the last enslaved people receiving word of their freedom.

http://mtea.weac.org/2020/06/08/celebrating-juneteenth/

 

Developing Racial Awareness for Educators

https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race/audiences/educator

 

Start the 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge

https://mlpp.org/21-day-racial-equity-challenge/

 

Being Antiracist

https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race/topics/being-antiracist?blm_aid=9240577

 

Watch a movie, hear a podcast or read a book listed on ISD Website resources Talking to kids about race

 

Take the Implicit Bias Test

https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/research/

Resources broken down by specific grade level

Elementary

(3-5 grade): http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/calendar-activities/celebrate-juneteenth-20547.html

(3-5 grade): Short video explaining Juneteenth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHUfTdtDxiE&feature=youtu.be

(3-5 grade): Short video explaining Juneteenth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU6qJMUqP_8

(K-5) Lesson Plan: https://www.leeandlow.com/images/pdfs/juneteenth.pdf, corresponding video read aloud: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Jbp_PPMNA8

(K-3) Video about Juneteenth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXhrH2_IeCY

(K-5) Video about Juneteenth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXhrH2_IeCY

Equity website: https://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/family/equity

Resources for all elementary and secondary students also available on https://www.uen.org/juneteenth/


Middle

https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/teaching-juneteenth

Short video explaining Juneteenth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHUfTdtDxiE&feature=youtu.be

Short video explaining Juneteenth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iu6ntwHws5g

Short video explaining Juneteenth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU6qJMUqP_8

Lesson Plan: Juneteenth Lesson

Equity Website: https://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/family/equity

Resources for all elementary and secondary students also available on https://www.uen.org/juneteenth/


High School

https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/teaching-juneteenth

Short video explaining Juneteenth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHUfTdtDxiE&feature=youtu.be

Short video explaining Juneteenth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iu6ntwHws5g

Short video explaining Juneteenth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU6qJMUqP_8

Lesson Plan: Juneteenth Lesson

Equity Website: https://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/family/equity

Resources for all elementary and secondary students also available on https://www.uen.org/juneteenth/