Teaching Resources

Faculty and instructors are invited to make use of these resources:

Visual Resources for Understanding Race

A web-based tool for curriculum development and student projects


Start date: January 5, 2013

With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the University of Michigan Museum of Art proudly presents Visual Resources for the LSA Winter 2013 Theme Semester, Understanding Race. This web tool assists U-M instructors to integrate objects from the museum’s collection into curricula and coursework on the semester theme. Teaching materials include eleven essays that address twenty-two works of art that can be viewed at various places in UMMA, including the galleries, display cases, and study rooms. These visual culture resources illuminate the complexity of conceptions and representations of race within several cultures.

For more information, contact: David Choberka, Mellon Academic Coordinator

CRLT Seminar: Teaching About Race

Center for Research on Learning and Teaching Workshop:
Pedagogies for Teaching Race

For faculty and graduate student instructors

January 29, 2013, 2:00 to 4:00 PM
Register here

1013 Palmer Commons, Seminar Room

This session provides ideas and examples for enhancing pedagogy and engaging students effectively when teaching courses with a focus on race. The session will include brief presentations from a faculty panel representing a range of fields. The ideas will be provocative and useful, whether one wants to create a module, an assignment, or a whole course redesign. In addition, participants will receive an overview of the events and lectures planned for the 2013 LSA Theme Semester, Understanding Race, including ideas for engaging with the exhibit, "Race: Are we so different?"

Evelyn Alsultany, American Culture
Martha Jones, Afroamerican and African Studies, History, Law
Shari Robinson-Lynk, Social Work, Ginsberg Center
Stephen Ward, Afroamerican and African Studies, Residential College

With information on the Theme Semester to be provided by:
Amy Harris, Museum of Natural History
Kelly Maxwell, IGR

This workshop is presented by CRLT as part of the LSA Theme Semester.

Film Lists

This downloadable list of films about race is a work in progress. We will update it as new titles are received. Submit your suggestions to sablanks@umich.edu.

Films about Race

University Library librarians created the following lists of films related to specific issues involving race. Each title is a downloadable PDF

Films about the Environment
Films about the Economy
Films about Native Peoples
Films about Detroit
Films about Community Organizing