This Resource Letter provides a guide to resources for teaching light and color on the basic level, both in high school and college. We have included textbooks, reference books, articles, videos, laboratory and demonstration experiments, sources of materials, and websites. The letters E, I, and A identify material written primarily on the elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels.

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