Category Archives: Multicultural Curriculum – Lesson Plans

MULTICULTURAL CHILDREN’S PUBLICATION AWARD (2014)

      Congratulations to Icy Smith of East West Discovery Press for being chosen this year as the winner of the MULTICULTURAL CHILDREN’S PUBLICATION AWARD (2014) from the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME – www.nameorg.org).   Ms. Smith was recognized for two remarkable publications “Three Years and Eight Months” and “Half Spoon of […]

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The Whiteness Project

POV Interactive Shorts are a new digital series allowing audiences to engage with documentaries on a deeper level using new technologies and new paradigms in storytelling. Find out more » Whiteness Project: Inside the White Caucasian Box is the first installment of a multiplatform investigation into how Americans who identify as “white” experience their ethnicity. […]

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Jane Elliott on the Oprah Winfrey Show (1992), Blue Eyes Brown Eyes Exercise

Published on Apr 15, 2014 This Excerpt from 1992 episode with teacher Jane Elliott’s showed “The Oprah Winfrey Show” at its best. The Iowa schoolteacher speaks after applied her famous blue-eyes-vs.-brown-eyes experiment to the show’s studio audience, separating the people on the basis of eye pigment and giving one group preferential treatment over the other; […]

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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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