Close the Gap: An Educator Guide




What is the Educator Guide on Race, Class, and Place Disparities in the Twin Cities?

The Educator Guide on Race, Class, and Place Disparities in the Twin Cities is a manual designed for teachers of grades 8-12 and community organizers working with youth. It is an accompaniment to the 5-part documentary series created by the Twin Cities Public Television (tpt), based on the Mind the Gap research findings on race, class, and place disparities. The research was commissioned by the Itasca project, a CEO-led group of business leaders from the Twin Cities region.

The first documentary, Making the Case, highlights the Itasca efforts in the region and introduces the findings of the Mind the Gap research. The other three documentaries, Race, Class, and Place focus on the three disparities in the Twin Cities by telling the stories of Minnesotans on the negative end of these disparities.

The series concludes with Making Change, an inspiring collection of successful practices developed by individuals, local businesses, government services, and faith-based organizations.