Cultural Awareness - Parent Resources

Diversity Tree
One important goal in this year's School Improvement Plan is to improve the cultural competence of students and staff. We are using a variety of great resources to accomplish this goal, including teaching materials from Second Step, Facing History, and The Anti-Defamation League. One great idea that came out of the Community Discussion that was held on November 7th was to provide a list of these resources for families. Below you will find a host of resources (from Second Step) to use at home with your child(ren).
Although each resource is aligned to the grade in which the topic is addressed at school, parents should feel comfortable using whichever tool they feel will work best for their situation.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child's Guidance Counselor (781.344.7002)
Grade 6 - Corrie Brookshire (X6157)
Grade 7 - Sheila Coughlan (X6158)
Grade 8 - Kevin Cronin (X6159)


Empathy and Communication
6Inspecting Your Skills
6Friendship Tips
6What Do You Hear?
6What's Your Style?
7Thank You!
7I Spy...
7Life Experiences Timeline
8Communicating in Circles
8I'm Inspired!
8Cooking Up Some Communication
8The Clothing Case
Bullying Prevention
6Bystander Power!
7Are You Safe?
7Crossing the Line
7Top Five
8The Rules of Respect
8A Healthy Relationship?
Emotional Management
6Talking To Myself
7Tracking Your Anger
7Don't Stress
7An Emotion Workout
8Emotion Coach
8Stress First-Aid Kit
Problem Solving
6Making Amends
7Winning the Battle
7Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!
8Family Letter
8Words of Wisdom
Substance Abuse Prevention
6The Reason Why...
6Tell Me Why...
6Dream Big!


Online Resources Parent May Find Helpful
Facing History

Our mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry.

Anti-Defamation LeagueWe are activists, educators and experts. We fight anti-Semitism and all forms of hate. We advocate for a safe and secure democratic Jewish State of Israel and combat efforts to delegitimize it. We help shape laws locally and nationally, and develop groundbreaking model legislation. We work with students to respect inclusion and to challenge bias and bullying. We train law enforcement officers about extremism, terrorism and hate crimes.
Teaching ToleranceOur mission is to reduce prejudice, improve intergroup relations and support equitable school experiences for our nation’s children. We believe that schools must educate all students for full participation in a diverse democracy.
United NationsThe United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945.  It is currently made up of 193 Member States.  The mission and work of the United Nations are guided by the purposes and principles contained in its founding Charter.
Primary SourcePrimary Source works to advance global and cultural learning in schools.