Category Archives: Multicultural Curriculum – Lesson Plans

Free resource – a teacher professional development training on integrating LGBTQ History into Elementary, Middle and High School curricula.

I wanted to call to your attention a great and free resource – a teacher professional development training on integrating LGBTQ History into Elementary, Middle and High School curricula. Please share this opportunity with any teacher you think might be interested. This is being run by a group called History UnErased, which received a substantial grant from the Library of Congress, and is offering full scholarships for 3-day August workshops at Lowell National Historical Park.

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Teachers from other states are welcome.

Reimagining Equality in Our Classrooms, Culture and Consciousness
·        Study LGBTQ history with expert historians and archivists using primary and secondary source resources from the Library of Congress and ONE Archives Foundation at USC Libraries visual history exhibits
·        Address potential miscues and problems that the integration of LGBTQ content may present with psychosocial and behavioral specialists
·        Collaborate with colleagues regarding implementation strategies of LGBTQ content and its connections to curriculum standards and frameworks – using the Library of Congress resources and ONE Archives Foundation visual history exhibits


History UnErased workshops are held at Lowell National Historical Park, Lowell, Massachusetts (8:30 – 3:30) and funded through the generous support of the Library of Congress. Three-day workshops include breakfasts, lunches, materials, expert guest speakers and more… Program details will be emailed to you within one week of registration submission. (Library of Congress scholarships are available to classroom teachers, librarians and administrative staff.) 


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White Bread – a new book by Christine Sleeter

White Bread

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In White Bread, readers accompany Jessica on a journey into her family’s past, into herself, and into the bicultural community she teaches but does not understand. Jessica, a fictional White fifth-grade teacher, is prompted to explore her family history by the unexpected discovery of a hundred-year-old letter. Simultaneously, she begins to grapple with culture and racism, principally through discussions with a Mexican American teacher. White Bread pulls readers into a tumultuous six months of Jessica’s life as she confronts many issues that turn out to be interrelated, such as why she knows so little about her family’s past, why she craves community as she feels increasingly isolated, why the Latino teachers want the curriculum to be more Latino, and whether she can become the kind of teacher who sparks student learning. The storyline alternates between past and present, acquainting readers with German American communities in the Midwest during the late 1800s and early 1900s, portraits based on detailed historic excavation. What happened to these communities gives Jessica the key to unlock answers to questions that plague her. White Bread can be read simply for pleasure. It can also be used in teacher education, ethnic studies, and sociology courses. Beginning teachers may see their own struggles reflected in Jessica’s classroom. People of European descent might see themselves within, rather than outside, multicultural studies. White Bread can also be used in conjunction with family history research.




Christine E. Sleeter is a researcher, teacher, and writer who is best known for her work in critical multicultural education, and her insights into white people grappling with race. She holds the title of Professor Emerita in the College of Professional Studies at California State University Monterey Bay, where she was a founding faculty member. Previously she taught at Ripon College and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. She is currently involved in work supporting ethnic studies and multicultural education in schools. She is a sought-after speaker both in the U.S. and internationally. She has been honored with awards that include the American Educational Research Association Social Justice in Education Award, the Chapman University Paulo Freire Education Project Social Justice Award, and the National Association for Multicultural Education Research Award. A prolific academic writer with nineteen books and over 100 articles to her credit, she is also a fiction writer. Her debut novel is entitled White Bread.



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