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Resources for K-12 Educators

This page provides resources four K-12 educators and youth development workers. If you have resources that you would like to have shared on this page, please contact Dr. Leo Taylor (

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Just in Time Race Equity Dialogues for Youth

The 4-H Program Leaders Working Group (PLWG) has developed a series of guided lessons to help educate youths about topics such as racism, implicit biases, and discrimination.

The Equity Guided Dialogues are a series of lessons designed to bring youth together to deliberate, reflect, and take action on social justice issues. Each guide focuses on issues that investigate systematic and structural injustices using multiple perspectives that lead to critical awareness, deep reflection, and self-awareness.

These guides help young people understand that discussing issues such as these requires facilitating difficult conversations and providing youth with information that will help them to learn and grow. As we continue to prepare youth for a more diverse and global economy, we must ensure that we provide them with the intercultural skills and knowledge that are currently needed and will be necessary for the future.

These guided dialogues explore issues through deliberative and honest questions. They do not advocate for a particular approach or solution, but rather seek to provide a framework for the facilitator to help youth carefully examine the issue, weigh costs and consequences, and discuss possible courses of action.

Please see the PDF files below for the guides as well as supplemental materials. If you have questions about these or any other resources provided by 4-H, please email

Using Video to Assess Student Attention in Virtual Meetings (PDF)

This guide created by Dr. Torrey Trust (U. Massachusetts Amherst) offers educators helpful tips and solutions for navigating the virtual classroom and how to make students feel comfortable and welcome in this new learning environment.