Category Archives: Multicultural Curriculum – Lesson Plans

The Great Jackie Robinson

I have been thrilled to work with Washington Middle School (Washington Junior High) in Pasadena, CA – attended by one of my heroes – the great Jackie Robinson! Achievements In 1947, Jackie Robinson engineered the integration of professional sports in America by breaking the color barrier in baseball. He overcame numerous obstacles in his 10 […]

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The Asian-American Woman Behind the Black Power Movement

  Legendary activist and philosopher Grace Lee Boggs will celebrate her 99th birthday at the end of June. A leader over seven decades in the labor, civil rights, and Black Power movements, Boggs continues to write and grant interviews from her home in Detroit, Michigan. A new film, debuting later this month, tells Boggs’ story […]

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Not Just A ‘Black Thing': An Asian-American’s Bond With Malcolm X

Source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/08/19/209258986/the-japanese-american-internee-who-met-malcolm-x The brief friendship of Malcolm X and Yuri Kochiyama began close to 50 years ago with a handshake. Diane Fujino, chairwoman of the Asian-American studies department at the University of California, Santa Barbara, details the moment in her biography Heartbeat of Struggle: The Revolutionary Life of Yuri Kochiyama. Kochiyama and her eldest son, […]

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Multicultural Curriculum Transformation and Research Institute

For the third year in a row now I have been honored to be the closing keynote speaker at the Annual Multicultural Curriculum Transformation and Research Institute held at Texas State University at San Marcos. The institute highlights multicultural curriculum transformation theory and practice. It focuses on best practices for broadening and enriching the curriculum […]

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Liberation of Dachau by Japanese Americans 552nd Field Artillery Battalion 442nd RCT April 29th 1945

  by Nihomachi Outreach Committee San Jose (This article is reposted with permission of NOC. Please visit their site by clicking on the link above) The war in Europe was coming to a close as the Allies raced across Germany to Berlin. Elements of the US 7th Army chased the remnants of the German army retreating […]

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The Connecticut Twenty-Ninth (Colored) Regt. C. V. INFANTRY

I was honored today to be the keynote speaker at Hamden (CT) Middle School’s Black History Month Celebration. I was even more honored to meet Harrison Mero, President of the Connecticut Twenty-Ninth (Colored) Regiment Colored Volunteers Infantry. The earliest recruit for this regiment was enlisted August 11, 1863, but most of the men came to […]

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Multilingual Children: Beyond Myths and Toward Best Practices

      Multilingual Children: Beyond Myths and Toward Best Practices If you’re looking for current resources on how to conceptualize and implement supports for children who are multilingual, you will enjoy this issue of the Social Policy Report. It considers issues that range from the strengths of multilingual children (and the practices early childhood […]

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