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Multicultural Education Resources



Associations/Organizations

American Indian Library Association -- Resources
The American Indian Library Association, an affiliate of the American Library Association, work to improve library services of American Indians and Alaska Natives. This page identifies a variety of resources about American Indians including lists of recommended books, archives of photographs and images, and other initiatives for improving the life and image of American Indians.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://ailanet.org/resources/
International Directory of Resources for Education in the Arts (IDEA)
IDEA is a joint project of the International Society for Education through Art (InSEA) and UNESCO. The website provides "international models of good practice in arts education."
Grades: K - 12
http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/
ev.php-URL_ID=3352&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html
Teaching Tolerance
A Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center the Teaching Tolerance website provides resources and support for reducing prejudice and encouraging respect for differences in schools. Resources include free film kits, an online magazine, a blog of news items, sample lesson plans and teaching activities.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.tolerance.org/

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Bibliographies and Research Guides

American Indian Library Association -- Resources
The American Indian Library Association, an affiliate of the American Library Association, work to improve library services of American Indians and Alaska Natives. This page identifies a variety of resources about American Indians including lists of recommended books, archives of photographs and images, and other initiatives for improving the life and image of American Indians.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://ailanet.org/resources/
CELL (Collaborative for Equity in Literacy Learning
This website from Mount St. Mary College has lists of diverse literature. It includes booklists for meeting Common Core Standards, as well as books by and about African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Special Needs children and LGBT.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://cell.msmc.edu/literature/
Living with Special Needs
A selection of books written about people with special needs. Ranging from titles for preschool through high school all are available from the Curriculum Materials Center of the Cheng Library.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://cms.wpunj.edu/dotAsset/140915.pdf
Multicultural Children's Books
A selection of multicultural titles written for students from preschool through high school. All books are available from the Curriculum Materials Center of the Cheng Library.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://cms.wpunj.edu/dotAsset/140898.pdf
Notable Books for a Global Society
"Annually, a committee of the CL/R SIG (Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group) of the International Reading Association selects 25 outstanding trade books for enhancing student understanding of people and cultures throughout the world. The committee reviews books representing all genres intended for students K-12."
Grades: K - 12
http://clrsig.org/nbgs.php
World Through Picture Books
Subtitled: Librarians' favourite books from their country. Compiled by the International Federation of Library Associations this list identifies up to 10 favourites from 36 countries.
Grades: PreK - 3
http://www.ifla.org/files/assets/hq/publications/
professional-report/135.pdf

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Lesson Plans and Teaching Activities

Addressing the December Dilemma in Schools
Tanenbaum and Teaching Tolerance presented a joint webinar about how schools can respectfully work with the various religious traditions represented in their community. This links to a follow-up packet that focuses on how to promote inclusion in lessons and activities throughout the year.
Grades: PreK - 12
https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/download/schedule/kpn2hp36ejxn
GLOBE Program
GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) is a hands-on, inquiry-based science program. Many resources are provided to help teachers participate in the many GLOBE data collection projects. The website can be translated to French, Spanish, German and Russian.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.globe.gov
iEARN, International Education and Resource Network
Using the theme, Learning with the world, not just about it, iEARN helps teachers and students from over 140 countries work together. Use the Project Collaboration Centre link to identify projects, find project partners, or join a teacher or youth forum. Search Impact for testimonials about projects. Available in over 80 languages.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.iearn.org/
National Geographic Education
Covering a variety of subject areas National Geographic Education tries to inspire the spirit of adventure. Videos, games, lesson plans, unit plans and other learning activities are searchable by grade level and subject area.
Grades: K - 12
http://education.nationalgeographic.com/
Teaching Tolerance
A Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center the Teaching Tolerance website provides resources and support for reducing prejudice and encouraging respect for differences in schools. Resources include free film kits, an online magazine, a blog of news items, sample lesson plans and teaching activities.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.tolerance.org/
Welcoming Schools
A project of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Welcoming Schools provides resources to help schools provide a welcoming environment for all types of families, discourage gender stereotyping, and prevent bullying and name calling. Resources include lesson plans, links to other websites and resources, bibliographies, and handouts.
Grades: K - 6
http://www.welcomingschools.org/

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Other Resources

Multicultural Pavilion
Resources for educators interested in multicultural education, with tools for self-awareness and development, articles, quotations, song lyrics and links to other websites. Created by Paul Gorski.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.edchange.org/multicultural/

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