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Discussing Civil Rights: Resources for Families, Educators, and Students

A collection of resources to support families and educators while discussing: racism, protesting, civil rights, Black history and historical individuals, bias, past and current events and more. 

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“PBS KIDS Talk About: Race and Racism” premieres October 10 on KCTS 9 at 8:30 am (with additional showings at 8:30 am on Oct. 11 and 8 am on Oct 12). The half-hour program will feature authentic conversations between real children and their parents, and will include content from PBS KIDS series DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, ARTHUR and XAVIER RIDDLE AND THE SECRET MUSEUM. The show will feature kids and their parents talking about race and racial justice-related topics in an age-appropriate way, such as noticing differences in race, understanding what racism can look like, and embracing the role we all have to play in standing up for ourselves and each other -- offering viewers ideas to build on as they continue these important conversations at home.

The special will debut as part of PBS KIDS Family Night on the KCTS 9 KIDS 24/7 channel. You can stream it live online on KCTS 9's website, on the PBS KIDS Video app and on PBS KIDS’ Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.

PBS Resources for Adults Working with Young Children

Parents & Caregivers 

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Resources Appropriate for Small Children 

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Click the image to watch the recording. 

Professional Learning Tools for Educators


Curriculum Resources for Educators on the PBS LearningMedia platform

Please note: 

  • This is not an exhaustive list of resources. 
  • These resources are appropriate for middle and high school students, unless otherwise noted. 
  • These educational materials are to be used in conjunction with other resources, conversations, and instruction to provide the most complete context for students. 
  • As with all educational materials, please preview these resources prior to utilizing with students to check for appropriateness.


For a list of episodes from popular PBS series about Black Lives Matter, Black history and more, click here

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