Anti-Bias Approaches in the Early Years

A very useful handbook for those working with young children. It begins by explaining what is meant by an anti-bias approach. Then there are some very good suggestions for staff training sessions which explore ways of making all children feel include

Start with a Story

An excellent handbook which suggests ways of using storybooks to explore feelings, experiences and issues with young children. A variety of tried and tested activities are illustrated with a range of stories. Three approaches are exemplified.

A Different Story

An excellent handbook which looks at imaginative ways of using stories to empathise with a range of characters. Many of the texts are set in the South and explore issues such as conflict, poverty, racism and the environment.

Families Pack

This pack tells the stories of Jessica from London, Ciano from the Philippines, Jadranka from Bosnia-Herzegovina and Daouda from Burkina Faso. The children’s stories are accompanied by activities intended to develop children’s self esteem, encourage concern for others and explore difficult issues.

Brother Eagle, Sister Sky

A great book which illustrates the well-known message about the interdependence of life attributed to Chief Seattle, a leader of the Northwest Indian Nations nearly 150 years ago.

India Fights Colonialism (1700-1947)

This educational pack is extremely useful when examining the anti-colonial movement in India. Very well researched, it tells the history of British colonialism in India using the words of the people who fought against it.

Homebeats: Struggles for Racial Justice

This is a really excellent and innovative anti-racist and interactive resource of value in any secondary school or other youth/community setting. It is organised in five main interlinked sections: images, memories, people, places (Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, USA and eight key locations in the UK), and visions.

From Prejudice to Genocide

This is an excellent resource for teaching about the Holocaust. It traces the history of anti-semitism, and includes the experiences of gypsies, homosexuals, people with disabilities and others who were persecuted. Themes of collaboration, indifference, obedience, dehumanisation, resistance and rescue are explored.