DASD's Dept of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion have provided the below resources to help support cultural equity discussions at home and in the classroom. We have also included links to additional resources listed below. We encourage adult involvment in book selection to ensure their appropriateness for your family.
Know your reader: Some titles may include mature content. Parents, caregivers and educators are encouraged to discuss these experiences with their children.
Ready Made Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Toolkit
- The National Council for History Education
- National Council for the Social Studies
- The Pennsylvania Council for Social Studies
- The National Constitution Center
- Anti Defamation League, ADL
- Teaching Tolerance
- Facing History
- The Choices Program
The ability to find and evaluate resources for learning is a necessary skill for lifelong learning and effective work in many fields. Downingtown Area School District is a place where every student is encouraged to achieve to her or his highest potential and will maximize their differences to achieve excellence. DASD will continue its mission and commitment to educational equity and ensuring that the learning and working environment in the DASD is welcoming, accessible and affirming of all identities and lived experiences. We hope you use this information in your personal discovery to find answers to questions on your own. This is truly an effective strategy for learning.