My Voice is Louder Than Hate is a multimedia lesson resource designed to empower students in Grades 9 to 12 to push back against hate and prejudice in their online communities. Over the course of this program, students will: learn how to push back when they encounter hate or prejudice online; develop digital and media literacy skills to recognize and confront hate material online; and, prepare to take action as digital citizens by taking an active role in forming the norms and values of their offline communities and using digital and media tools for civic action online and offline.
At the Ontario College of Teachers, our continuous commitment to equity and diversity includes the development of resources that support Ontario Certified Teachers (OCTs) in their efforts to create safer learning spaces for everyone.
The idea was simple: find books, use a grant to hire university students to read and review the books, and publish a shortlist. In the end, our four reviewers read almost 500 books in 15 weeks. They read fiction and non-fiction books that focused on the history, culture, and experiences of Black Canadians while also normalizing diversity and representation. Many of the books on this list have made their way into my home, where my child is growing in the knowledge that there are many different types of people in the world, and they are all deserving of love, respect, honour, and dignity.
Recommended Fiction and Nonfiction Resources for K-12 Schools
education media professionals who are passionate about creating equitable access for more than 50 million school-aged children, as well as 20 million college and university students in the United States.