Month Three

Once you’ve made your way through section one, we encourage you to move on and select a theme in section two. Typically families have time to attend to two GOING DEEPER themes during the confines of the Family Learning Program. However, many parents revisit and continue to use these resources once the Family Learning Program has come to a close.

Your task this month is to pick ONE of the questions and related resource kits below:


An opportunity to:

  • think about how “thin” stories and few examples lead to stereotypes
  • explore instances where you have many examples and others where you have few
  • consider how some stereotypes are intentionally propelled and why they endure
  • begin to consider the power of “counter narratives,” and how you can play a role in strengthening them as a parent 

MATERIALS and RESOURCES  |  BOOK LIST


An opportunity to:

  • (re)claim lost, unrealized, unrecognized history as it pertains to Slavery and Emancipation
  • integrate missing histories into your family’s common awareness
  • connect themes from the past to patterns we see today

MATERIALS and RESOURCES  |  BOOK LIST


An opportunity to:

  • Place your own story in the context of our nation’s history
  • Consider how your family is reflected in present day patterns, and what family stories and traditions have persisted
  • Practice talking about what is similar and different across group identity, and how your American identity has become what it is

MATERIALS and RESOURCES  |  BOOK LIST


We encourage you to focus on one theme at a time, but once you are done please continue to explore other themes as much as you'd like. If you focus on one theme a month, there is nearly a year of content available here, with more being added often.