15 Resources: Prepare for Cultural Diversity in Classroom

15 different resources for teachers to prepare for cultural diversity teaching in their classroom.


BCTF resources

BC Teacher’s Federation Resource Page for Antiracism teaching materials.


Voices into Action

Free online educational program for exploring both past and current social justice issues.


Inclusion Schools Network resources

Educational resource page for families, schools, and communities that promotes inclusive educational practices.


Cultural Diversity Resources for teachers

Resource page to help building cultural diversity class curriculum ideas.


Classroom Connections

Canadian base Award-winning diversity resource materials for both elementary and secondary schools in English and French.


Resources for Teachers – Diversity in Media

Lesson Plan resource page for topics on Stereotyping and Diversity.


25 Resources for Teaching kids about Diversity

Suggested readings and books for teachers and parents to teach kids about Diversity.

Films about refugees and Human Rights

7 short films for teachers, educators, and facilitators to talk about human rights.


Social Justice Documentaries on Netflix

10 Netflix documentaries to learn more about social justice.


Documentaries that will teach children real lessons

10 Documentaries teaching children about global issues.


The Mask You Live in

Film addressing the struggle boys and young men faces to stay true to themselves regarding masculinity.

Also see: The Issue behind The Mask You Live in


Miss Representation

Film addressing the issue about values and gender stereotypes.

Also See: The Issue behind Miss Representation


The Bully Project

A social action campaign inspired by the award-winning film BULLY. Their initiative is to create a safe, caring, and respectful schools and communities.

Also see: Tools and Resources for teachers, students, advocators, and parents


A Class Divided

A documentary film on a lesson an elementary school teacher conducted to teach her students about discrimination.

Also see: Note to Teachers from A Class Divided


For Angela

A short film based on a true story about racism and empowerment.


Vistas: Boxed In

A short film about a young women struggling to identify her Ethnicity.


19 Days

A short documentary film following several refugee families during their first 19 days in Canada.


Apples and Oranges

An animation film design to raise awareness on the harmful effects of homophobia and gender-related name calling, intolerance, stereotyping and bullying.

Also see: Teaching Guide for teachers

Born a crime

Story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a rectless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist.


The Hate U Give

A story that confronts the issue of race and class through the eyes of a teenage girl who witnessed the death of her best friend.



A sensitive, honest, and much-needed story about a girl who was born biologically a boy.


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

A story about hope, expectations, and racism through following the story of a budding cartoonist growing up on Indian Reservation.


More Happy Than Not

Story about a boy who is considering a memory-alteration procedure to forget he’s gay because lading a life as a straight teen might be easier for him.


Brown Girl Dreaming

A poetic account of Woodson’s family life while giving an idea about what life was like growing up in the South and in New York.


If I was Your Girl

A story about a transgender girl who wants to survive in high school.


American Born Chinese

A graphic novel collapsing 3 storylines to bring out one message about cultural acclimatization and race-shame.


Last Stop on Market Street

A story about a black little boy learning about the world through the conversation with his grandmother. The story brings out the message of anti-materialism and discipline as well as the diversity world we live in.

Facing history

An international educational and professional development organization with a mission to engage student of diverse background in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism.


A reading on Stereotyping

A reading about a personal experience on encountering stereotyping throughout the author’s life