Multicultural Lesson Plans and Resources
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Collections/ General Multicultural Lesson Plans and Resources
Diversity Council Lesson Plans and Activities
Many lesson plans organized by grade level.

Multiculturalism and Diversity
Articles, resources, and lesson plans from Scholastic. See also One World: Connecting Communities, Cultures, and Classrooms.

America: A Home for Every Culture
A lesson plan for grades 3-4 consisting of ten 45-minute sessions.


Multicultural Lessons
Three lesson plans
provided as examples of curriculum integration of multiculturalism in the classroom

Multicultural Pavilion
Provides a working definition, original essays and articles, a teacher's corner with classroom activities and resources, as well as links to a variety of multicultural sites.

Multicultural Education
Lesson plans from Mr. Donn including their original lesson plan., What Is Culture?

Changing Attitudes in America
Contains six lesson plans related to racism as well as a great deal of background information.

EDSITEment
Interesting lesson plans in a variety of subjects. Though not all the lesson plans are multicultural, they do all seem to be of high quality.


Teaching Tolerance
Classroom Activities from Tolerance.org
Many excellent activities for a variety of subjects and lesson plans.

Teaching Tolerance 
Five lesson ideas from Education World.  See Teaching Tolerance: Additional Resources for a list of links to additional lesson plans.  

Museum of Tolerance: Lessons and Activities
A Teacher's Guide, lesson plans, and rubrics.

Teaching Tolerance ~ Lesson Plans
Several lesson plans for a variety of grade levels from One World, One Heart Beating.


Tolerance in Times of Trial
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 from PBS America Responds that explores "the problems inherent in assigning blame to populations or nations of people."

Understanding Stereotypes
A lesson plan for grades 9-12 from Discovery Education.  

Multicultural Art Lessons
Melissa's Myriad
Scroll down the page to find many art lesson plans including some that are multicultural.

Multicultural Lesson Plans
Art lesson plans from Blick Art Resources.

Multicultural Art and Craft Lesson Plans and Activities
From Kinder Art.

Pinterest Multicultural Art Lessons
Many lesson ideas with images of completed projects. You have to join to view them all, but it's free.

Multicultural Art
Many lesson plans from Teach Kids Art.

Language through Art
An ESL curriculum.

Romare Bearden-Style Collages
An art lesson plan based on the work of African American artist Romare Bearden.

Islamic Foil Art
This art activity, which is appropriate for many grade levels, may be just what you need for your multidisciplinary unit on Islam. 

Textured Pottery Using Self-Hardening Clay and Multicultural Designs
A lesson plan from AMACO Products.

Japan: Images of People
A unit designed to help students understand Japanese painting and culture.

Multicultural Literature/Language Arts Lessons

Examining African-American Culture Through the Use of Children’s Literature
A 3rd-grade unit plan.

America The Beautiful! : Lesson Plan Using Multicultural Literature
A 3rd-grade lesson plan.

Rosa Parks
An on-line interview as well as lesson plans and resources.

Ruby Bridges
A 2nd or 3rd-grade unit on Ruby Bridges and her contributions to the Civil Rights movement using Robert Coles' The Story of Ruby Bridges.

Multicultural Literature and Social Studies
A 3rd-grade lesson plan.

Opening Doors to Social Studies with Children's Literature: Take a Seat or Get off the Bus
A unit for 5th-grade using the book Mississippi Bridge by Mildred D. Taylor.


Teaching Tolerance and Diversity
A middle-school lesson plan using The Diary of Anne Frank.


Girls Read: Online Literature Circles
A lesson plan for grades 6-8 from Read Write Think in which multicultural literature with strong female protagonists serves as the focus for e-mail exchanges and classroom discussions.

Teaching Multicultural Literature in High School
Lesson plans from Annenberg Learner. See also
Multicultural Literature: High School.

Similarities Between African Folktales and French Folktales
A unit for grades 7-12.

Understanding Hispanic/Latino Culture and History Through Children’s Literature
An elaborate unit plan with three sample lesson plans and a bibliography.

Puerto Rican Folktales
A unit for grades 7-12.

The House on Mango Street 
A Teacher's Guide from Random House. See also Sandra Cisneros@Web English Teacher for other lesson plans for this author.

Women in Traditional China and their Portrayal in Chinese Folktales
A unit for grades 10-12.

Heroes and Heroines in the Family
A grade 7-8 unit on American Indian, European, Puerto Rican, Afro-American and American tales showing the students the common themes and the universal affirmation of man’s ability to accomplish great feats by using a great deal of brain power and some brawn.

Stories Around the World in Film and Literature
Ten units from the
Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute.

Teaching Responsibility to Children of Different Cultures through Film and Literature Stories
A 4th-grade unit from the above site.

Race and Ethnicity in Contemporary Art and Literature
Eleven Units from the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute.

Expanding Fifth Grade Ethnic Awareness Through Literature
A unit on Native American and Latino literature from the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute.

American Girls Through Time and Trial
An elementary unit focusing on women of different cultures, races, and religions. It includes three books featuring diverse American women from specific time periods.

Twentieth Century Latin American Writing
A collection of units for middle school and high school.

Crossing the Border: A Study of Immigration Through Literature
A unit for grades 6-8.

See also Children's Literature for many multicultural literature lesson plans.   

Multicultural Math Activities
Mathematics Activities from Diverse Cultures
Several activities presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference.

Maya Mathematics
Information on the Mayan number system.

Mathematicians and Scientists Treasure Hunt
A grade 7-12 activity designed to help students learn about a mathematician or scientist who happens to be female or a person of color.


Classroom Activities: Culturally Diverse Lesson Plans
Two interesting activities including Sweat Shop Math!

Geometric Art
A lesson plan examining Islamic mathematics and its relationship to modern mathematics.

Money Makes the World Go Around
A 3rd-grade lesson plan from Core Knowledge.

Minorities and Mathematics
Information from Math Forum.

Diversity in Mathematics: Census Statistics in Utah
A pre-Algebra lesson plan.

Mathematicians of the African Diaspora
Information on mathematicians of African descent.

Play Mancala
An African math game

Egyptian Fractions
A set of link.
See also  and An Odd Egyptian Puzzle.

Native American Geometry
Information and resources for teachers.

Mathematics in China
An annotated timeline and a chronology of Chinese mathematicians and mathematical works.

The Abacus
An award-winning site with history, instructions for using an abacus, etc.

Symmetry and Pattern: The Art of Oriental Carpets
Information, a gallery, and instructional activities. Click on Educational Resources to find the activities.

A Mathematics Lesson Plan from the Mayan Civilization
Free pdf download.

Aztec and Maya Calendar
All sorts of information.

Teaching Mathematics Concepts Using a Multicultural Approach

A concise and informative article.

Women in Mathematics
You won't find lesson plans at this site, but you will find an extensive list of links to sites having to do with women and math

Multicultural Music Lessons and Resources
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Free online lesson plans but you have to join to access them/.

Music Ed -  Multicultural
Many resources from Pinterest  

Multicultural Music
Multicultural songs from Songs for Teaching.

Comparing Native American and American Folk Music: Grass Dance Song
An elementary lesson plan exploring how aspects of Native American and American folk music are alike and different.

The Clave Rhythm
A lesson plan for the elementary grades.

Music in Africa
A 2nd-grade lesson plan. See also Exploring African Music and African Music
for similar lesson plans.

The Music of African American History
A lesson plan for grades 9-12 from Edsitement.

Musical Harlem
A K-4 lesson plan in which students learn to identify musical forms and musicians associated with Harlem.

What Does this Song Really Say

Another K-4 lesson plan focusing on African-American spirituals.   

Music as Social Protest
A lesson plan from PBS to be used with
the film "Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars."

Blues Impulse
Eleven Units from the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute.

Jazz in America
Lesson plans for a variety of grade levels including a lesson titled The Blues and Jazz. See also Jazz Talk and Learning with Jazz.


Multicultural Science Lessons and Resources
Alaska Native Knowledge Network
Science units based on native ways of knowing. See their new Handbook for Culturally Responsive Science Curriculum.


Lead Contamination in Our Environment
A middle school unit.

Women in Science
A high school lesson plan from Education World.

Meet Four Pioneering African-American Astronauts
A lesson plan for grades 9-12.

African American Scientist Project
For 9th grade. See also Researching Black Inventors.

African American Scientists and Engineers
An Instructional unit adaptable to grades 3-12. See also African Americans in Science.

Multicultural Social Studies Lessons and Resources
(Additional lesson plans are listed on the Social Studies Page)
Multicultural Day/International Market
An elementary-grade lesson plan.

Multicultural Literature and Social Studies
A 3rd-grade lesson plan.

Making a Multicultural Brochure
A middle-grade activity.

Holidays Around the World

Lesson plans from Education World.

Columbus Day: Native American Perspective    
A lesson plan for 4th/5th grade.

Exploring Native Americans Across the Curriculum
Information and ideas for activities from Education World.

Revisiting Pocahontas
A middle-grade or high school unit in which students engage in a critique of the historical and cultural accuracy of the Walt Disney film, "Pocahontas."

The Fight for Equal Rights: Black Soldiers in the Civil War
A lesson plan using historical documents available via the Internet.

After Reconstruction: Problems of African Americans in the South
A lesson plan from the Library of Congress using the Internet to access pamphlets and other materials, most of which were written by African American authors about pressing issues of the day.

Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Dubois
A unit on the issues raised by the celebrated debate between two famous African American leaders: Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. DuBois.

Segregation: From Jim Crow To Linda Brown
An elaborate lesson involving a study of the famous court case, Plessy v. Ferguson (1897); a simulation of the Afro-American Council Meeting in 1898 using African American Perspectives: Pamphlets from the Daniel A. P. Murray Collection, 1818-1907; and the creation of a similar meeting of the Afro-American Council prior to the landmark Brown v. the Board of Education case in 1954.

Teaching with Documents: Documents Related to Brown versus the Board of Education  
From the National Archives, this lesson plan uses historical documents available online. See also Order of Argument in the Case Brown v. Board and Dorothy Davis, et al, versus County School Board of Prince Edward County, Virginia for two more lesson plans using historical documents.

Cinco de Mayo for Teachers
Lesson plans, activities, and thematic units.

Delores Huerta
A mini-unit for the intermediate grades on this Mexican-American labor activist.  

Affidavit and Flyers from the Chinese Boycott Case
A lesson plan using historic documents from the National Archives - Teaching with Documents.   

Letters from the Japanese Internment 
A lesson plan from Smithsonian Education. See also
Japanese Relocation and Internment During World War II and Japanese American Internment for other lesson plans.

WW II: The Other Americans
A multicultural World War II lesson plan I developed as an example for my students.

Women
4000 Years of Women in Science
Great site for information on women in science.

Women in Science
A high school lesson plan from Education World.

Women in Math
A lesson plan for grades 9-12.

Education World Women's History Month Lesson Plans and Activities

Women in World History Curriculum
Sample lesson plans for women's history.

Changing Gender Roles on the Home Front
A middle/high school lesson plan from Smithsonian Education.

Gender Stereotyping Awareness
An idea for an activity adaptable for use with multiple grade levels from Tolerance.org.

Susan B. Anthony Day
A grade 3-4 mini-unit for celebrating Susan B. Anthony Day (February 15). See also Susan Brownell Anthony for a grade 4-5 lesson.

Tracing the Path of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment
A lesson plan for grades 8-12.

Women's Suffrage: Their Rights and Nothing Less
A lesson plan for grades 6-12.

Women's Equality: Changing Attitudes and Beliefs
See also Women's Suffrage: Why the West Went First, Voting Rights for Women: Pro- and Anti-Suffrage, Who Were the Foremothers of Women's Equality, and for more lesson plans from EDSITEment.


Hispanics
Hispanic Heritage Month Begins Today
A classroom activity and resources for grades 5-12 from Read-Write-Think. See also Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Teacher's Guide and  24 Great Ideas for Hispanic Heritage Month (Scholastic) as well as National Hispanic Heritage Month from EDSITEment.

Mendez v. Westminster: Desegregating California's Schools
A video, background essay, and discussion questions fro PBS. See also A Tale of Two Schools, Mendez v. Westminster -
Lesson Plans Based on Your Time,
You Be the Judge: Latinos' Contributions to the American Civil Rights Movement, and The Fight for Racial Equality in Education.

The Lemon Grove Incident
An article from the San Diego History Center about the first successful desegregation court case.

Cultural Aspects of Spanish in America
A unit for secondary Spanish language teachers.


Hispanic Identity: From Dreams to Civic Participation
A high school unit.

New Movements For Social Justice: The Latino Struggle for Equal Rights
Another high school unit.

Twentieth Century Latin American Writing    
Ten more units from the 1997 Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute.   

Hispanic Immigration: America in the Year 2000
A high school unit.

The Hispanic World
An Internet-based unit for intermediate grades and up in which students explore Spanish-speaking countries.

Crossing the Border: A Study of Immigration through Literature
A middle school or high school unit.

Who is Who in the Hispanic Web
An alphabetical Directory.




Black History Month/African Americans (Additional lesson plans are included in History Lesson Plans and Resources)

African American History Month
Resources from the Library of Congress.


African American History and Heritage Site
Many resources for African-American history including a Teacher Toolkit for Grades K-12. See also Black History Pages.


Association for the Study of African American History and Life
From the founders of Black History Month, this link takes you to their home page and provides information for the 2017 Black History Month Theme.

African American History in the United States
Many lesson plans and resources from NEH's EDSITEment.


Teacher's Guide: Black History Month
Many links from the University of Illinois Extension.

Celebrate Black History Month
From Education World.


Take part in the African American Read-In!
From Read-Write-Think.


Stories to Tell: Curating a Black History Museum
Lesson plan from the NY Times.


The Civil Rights Movement
A lesson plan for grades 6-8 from The Discovery Education. See also Learning to Respect Each Other for a K-5 lesson and Civil Rights: An Investigation for a high school lesson plan.  
     
Teaching with Documents: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
This excellent lesson plan from the NARA Digital Classroom uses historical documents available on this site.

American Educational History: A Hypertext Timeline
My favorite Web project, this annotated, clickable timeline of American educational history extends from 1607 to the 21st Century. See the accompanying activity, American Educational History: What's Most Important?

Teaching with Documents: The Amistad Case.
Teaching activities from the National Archives.

Slavery in America
A teaching/ unit from Digital History. See also The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record.

Juneteenth National Freedom Day
A classroom activity in which students learn the significance of Juneteenth. See also Celebrate Juneteenth.

After Reconstruction: Problems of African Americans in the South
A lesson plan using the Internet to access pamphlets and other materials, most of which were written by African American authors about pressing issues of the day. See also Slavery in the United States: Primary Sources and the Historical Record for another lesson plan from the same source.

George Washington Carver
A 3rd or 4th-grade unit.

Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Dubois
A unit on the issues raised by the celebrated debate between two famous African American leaders: Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. DuBois.

Harlem Renaissance Retrospective
A lesson plan for grades 9-12 examining this era between 1917-1935 which redefined African American expression on all levels.

Sojourner Truth
A mini-unit for grades 4-5 about this woman who was the first prominent African-American directly associated with the women's suffrage movement

Unforgiveable Blackness
Lessons from PBS about Jack Johnson, the first Black prizefighter.

Mary McLeod Bethune
A mini-unit for grades 4-5 on this African-American educator.

Famous Person: Andrew Young
A mini-unit for grades 4-5.

Segregation: From Jim Crow To Linda Brown
An elaborate lesson involving a study of the famous court case, Plessy v. Ferguson (1897); a simulation of the Afro-American Council Meeting in 1898 using African American Perspectives: Pamphlets from the Daniel A. P. Murray Collection, 1818-1907; and the creation of a similar meeting of the Afro-American Council prior to the landmark Brown v. the Board of Education case in 1954.

Teaching with Documents: Documents Related to Brown versus the Board of Education  
From the National Archives, this lesson plan uses historical documents available online. See also Order of Argument in the Case Brown v. Board and Dorothy Davis, et al, versus County School Board of Prince Edward County, Virginia for two more lesson plans using historical documents.

Brown v. Board: Where Are We Now?
Information and teaching activities from Tolerance.org.

Little Rock 9, Integration 0?
A collaborative webquest on integration in schools. See also Little Rock Nine: Activities.

Tuskegee Tragedy
A WebQuest exploring this exploring this dark medical experiment and its victims.

Mosaic America: Patterns of Racism
A 7th-grade unit. For other similar units see Racism and Nativism in American Political Culture.

NAACP Homepage

Institute for Urban and Minority Education
Information about teaching urban and minority students.


Civil Rights
Lesson Plans and Resources for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
A long list of lesson plans from my History Page.

Historic Places of the Civil Rights Movement
From the National Register of Historic Places, this page would  be an excellent resource for putting together a WebQuest on the civil rights movement.

The Civil Rights Movement
A lesson plan for grades 6-8 from The Discovery Channel School. See also Learning to Respect Each Other for a K-5 lesson and Civil Rights: An Investigation for a high school lesson plan.  
     
Teaching with Documents: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
This excellent lesson plan from the NARA Digital Classroom uses historical documents available on this site.

Little Rock Nine: Activities
Brief activities from Teaching Tolerance.

Tuskegee Tragedy
A WebQuest exploring this exploring this dark medical experiment and its victims.

Jackie Robinson, Civil Rights Advocate
Information, documents, and lesson plans about Jackie Robinson's role in the Civil Rights movement. Scroll down the page for the lesson plans.

Documents Related to Brown v. Board of Education
An excellent lesson plan using historic documents the National Archives that are available online. See Order of Argument in the Case, Brown v. Board, Brown v. Board: What It Means Today, and Frontiers in Civil Rights: Dorothy E. Davis et al versus County School Board. of Prince Edward County, VA.

Civil Rights Movement Unit
Excellent 5-lesson unit for high school students that uses primary sources of information.

Famous Person: Rosa Louis Parks
A unit for grades 3 or 4 using The Story of Ruby Bridges. See also An Act of Courage, The Arrest Records of Rosa Parks for a lesson plan using historic documents and  Rosa Parks: How I Fought for Civil Rights.

Before Rosa Parks: Frances Watkins Harper
A high school lesson plan from Tolerance.org. See also Before Rosa Parks: Ida B. Wells.

Ruby Bridges
A 2nd or 3rd-grade unit on Ruby Bridges and her contributions to the Civil Rights movement.

Opening Doors to Social Studies with Children's Literature: Take Seat or Get off the Bus
A unit for 5th-grade using the book Mississippi Bridge by Mildred D. Taylor.

National Civil Rights Museum
See their Educator Resources.

Gay/Lesbian/Sexual Preference

No Name-Calling Week (January 16-20, 2017)
Resources from GLSEN including 10 Simple Ways to Celebrate No-Name Calling Week.

Is Your School Homophobic?
 Take this quiz to find out.

GLSEN Educator Resources
Many resources regarding gay/lesbian issues for teachers including the LGBT Pride Month Guide for Educators.

Teaching and Learning about Gay History and Issues
Many LBGT lesson plans from the New York Times Learning Network.   

Live Out Loud
"Lesson plans for your Gay Straight Alliance, Diversity Club, or other school group!"

Sexual Orientation
An online chapter complete with lesson plan suitable for ages 15-18.

Marriage Equality: Different Strategies for Attaining Equal Rights
A lesson plan for grades 6-8 from Teaching Tolerance.

LGBT Awareness Week
A lesson plan for grades 11-12 U.S. history.

Understanding Families with Gay and Lesbian Parents
A lesson plan for grades K-6.

Stonewall and Beyond: Gay and Lesbian Issues
A lesson plan for grades 9-12 focusing on issues related to the quest for gay and lesbian equal rights.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights: A Human Rights Perspective
A curriculum with nine lesson plans from the Human Rights Resource Center.

Gender Variance
A lesson plan for ages 15 and up.

Asians
Asian-Pacific Heritage Month
Information and featured lessons from EDSITEment.

Asian Pacific Heritage Month
Many resources and lessons from TeachingHistory.org

Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage
Links to many resources organized by grade level from NEA.

May is Asian American Heritage Month
Lesson plans, articles, and resources from Scholastic. See also Asian American History Teaching Guide.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is in May!
A high school "calendar activity" for May 1 from Read-Write-Think.

Lon Po Po: A Chinese Fairy Tale
An elementary-grade lesson plan from the Scholastic.

Hmong Cultural Center
From the Saint Paul, MN Public Library. See also  Hmong Studies Internet Resource Center.

Ties that Bind Folk Art Lesson Plan
A lesson plan for grades 2 and above in which students learn about Hmong history and culture.

Hmong Among Us
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 from the N.Y. Daily Times.

The Hmong in Our Midst
A resource for ELT classrooms.

Teaching Hmong History And Culture Through Story Cloths
See also Dia's Story Cloth: The Hmong People's Journey to Freedom and  Stories in Quilts.

Tragedy of the Hmong
Historical information and a long list of links. See also Hmong Timeline.

Asia Society Resources for Educators
Resources and lesson plans (both elementary and secondary) for learning  about Asia and Asian Americans.

Chinese Inventions
An elementary lesson plan from the above site.

Asian Immigration to the United States
A unit for grades 8-12

Coming to Terms: Stories of Southeast Asian Political Refugees
An 11th-grade lesson plan.

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
A 5th-grade lesson plan using this book about an immigrant Chinese girl by Bette Bao Lord.

Japanese-American Internment
A high school lesson plan. See also Japanese-American Internment for another secondary lesson plan. 

Yushiko Uchida
An elementary unit on Japanese culture and how it influenced the life of Yushiko Uchida, a Japanese-American author of The Bracelet. Click here for a 5th-grade lesson plan using this book.

Discovering Angel Island: The Story Behind the Poems
Lesson plan units were developed to work with the video-short Discovering Angel Island: The Story Behind the Poems. See also  Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum, which tells the story of the Central Pacific Railroad (which was built almost entirely through the labor of Chinese immigrants).

Immigration
Immigration Lesson Plans and Resources

Many lesson plans from my Social Studies Page.

Energy of a Nation: Immigrants on America, 3rd Edition
A curriculum for grades 8 and above with 13 lesson plans from The Advocates for Human Rights.

Undocumented Immigrants
One lesson plan from the above curriculum.

Immigration Law: Deport or Not? You Decide
A lesson plan for grades 9-12.


Immigration: Stories, Struggles, and Debates
Another curriculum. This one is for grades 10-12.

The Immigrant Experience in America
A lesson plan for grades 5-8.

Immigration to the United States
A lesson plan for grades 6-8 from Discovery Education.

1965 Immigration Bill Changed Face of America
A lesson plan based on a PBS video.
See also A Nation of Immigrants and 50 Years On, The 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act Continues to Reshape America
.

Understanding Immigration Reform
A lesson  plan for grades 7-12 from PBS News Hour Extra.

Immigration Oral History
A lesson plan in which
students conduct interviews to gather first-hand stories about immigrant experiences.

Pathways to America: Teaching about Immigration
A lesson plan from the NY Times.

Asian Immigration
A unit for grades 8-12

Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today
An online activity complete with a teacher's guide.

Hispanic Immigration: America in the Year 2000
A high school unit.

Ellis Island Teacher Resources
Lesson plans from Save Ellis Island.

Ellis Island
An "electronic field trip" and teaching unit for upper elementary through high school students.

German Immigrants: Their Contributions to the Upper Midwest
A lesson plan in which students answer questions and practice their German while viewing  photographs and documents from the American Memory of the Library of Congress.

Where I Come From
A high-quality 5th-grade lesson plan.

Homelessness/Refugees
National Coalition for the Homeless
An excellent resource. See also National Center for Homeless Education.

Homeless Education Online Lesson Plans
Links to many lesson plans.

Ending Homelessness
A lesson plan for grades 9-12.

Homelessness: A Bottom-Line Issue
Another lesson plan for grades 9-12.   

Stereotypes about Homelessness
A discussion-based lesson plan for grades 6-12.

A Day in the Life of a Homeless Person
A lesson plan for grades 3-5 from Learning to Give.

Homelessness in Our Community
A four-day lesson plan for grade 3.

Maniac Magee
A Novel Guide from Class Zone. See also Sample Unit: The Legend of Maniac Magee.

Refugee discussion Guide
For grades 3-8 from Scholastic.


UNHCR Teaching about Refugees
Teaching resources and and teacher's toolkit. See also Lesson Plans for ages 9-11 in Human Rights and refugees: To Be a Refugee.

Geography: Refugees - Who, Where, and Why?
A lesson plan for grades 9-11 also from the UNHCR.

Refugees and Children in Our World
A lesson plan for grades 6-8 from Learning to Give.

The Status and Rights of Refugees
A lesson plan from Amnesty International USA.

Native Americans
Exploring Native Americans Across the Curriculum
Information and Activities from Education World. See also
Activities to Celebrate Native American Heritage.

Native American Heritage Month
High quality lesson plans from EDSITEment. See the lesson plans in the right-side index.

Native American Lessons and Units
A long list of Native American lessons and units from Mr. Donn's site.

Native American Heritage Month
More resources for teachers from the NativeAmericanHeritage.gov.

November is National American Indian Heritage Month
Resources and lesson plans from Read-Write-Think.

Traditions and Languages of Three Native Cultures: Tlingit, Lakota, and Cherokee
A high-quality lesson plan in which students understand the importance of maintaining the traditions and languages of native cultures, they also learn to say a few words in each of the above languages.

Trails of Understanding: The Earliest Immigrants
A middle-grade lesson plan examining theories about the origins of the first inhabitants of North America.

Yours and My Trail of Tears
A lesson plan for grades 6-8 from Education World. See also
The Trail of Tears; Its Grief and Loss for a 5th-grade lesson plan.

Revisiting Pocahontas
A middle-grade or high school unit in which students engage in a critique of the historical and cultural accuracy of the Walt Disney film, "Pocahontas."

Columbus Day: Native American Perspective 
A lesson plan for 4th/5th grade.

Indian Removal Act
A high school lesson plan.

Native American WebQuest  

Native Tech
An excellent site with resources and information about many aspects of Native American life. A sub-site of Native Web.

Index of Native American Resources
See also Alphabetical List of Federally Recognized Native American Tribes.


Jewish Americans
Jewish American Heritage Month Resources
Children's books, curriculum, and resources.

Jewish American Heritage Month
More resources from the Jewish Women's Archive.

Jews in American History: A Teacher's Guide
A lesson plan and student readings.


Challenging Anti-Semitism: Debunking the Myths and Responding with Facts
A lesson plan from the Anti-Defamation League.

Everyday Bias

One more lesson from the above source.
   

Teaching about the Holocaust through Children's Diaries
A lesson plan senior high school students from Yad Vashem.


Childhood Before and During the Holocaust
A lesson plan for grades 5-6 from the above source.


The Jewish Americans
Four lesson plans from PBS.

Immigration to the Golden Land: Jewish Life in America
A lesson plan designed to give students an understanding of the experiences of Jewish immigrants to the United States.

Medieval Anti-Semitism and Connection to Intolerance in America
A secondary lesson plan in pdf format.

US Holocaust Museum
For many lesson plans on the Holocaust, go to my history lesson plans and resources page.

Russian Americans
Magical World of Russian fairy Tales
A lesson plan for grades 3-5.

The Meaning of Colors
A 2nd-grade lesson plan from The Museum of Russian Icons. Scroll down the page to see their other lesson plans.

Russian America: Interpreting Primary Source Information
A lesson plan about Russian-Americans in Alaska

Russian-Jewish Immigration 1880-1920
A Resource Guide for Teachers.

Hyphenated Russian-Americans
Facts and figures from Harvard.

A Russian Settlement in Alaska: A Community at the Meeting of Frontiers
A high school lesson plan.

My Perestroika
A high school lesson plan.


Arab Americans/Moslems
April Is National Arab-American Heritage Month
Information  and resources from Classroom Jr.  See also For Arab-American Heritage Month, appreciate our accomplishments and Celebrating Arab American Heritage Month.

Arab American Stories - For Educators
A curriculum guide.

Who Are the Arab Americans?
An activity from Tolerance.org. 

Anti-Arab Discrimination: What Can Teachers Do
Information from the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee. See also Arab Stereotypes and American Educators.

The Arab Culture in Review: A Global Perspective
An Internet-based project in which students assume various roles within and related to the Arab culture. It consists of five activities and an assessment.

Women in Islam
A lesson plan for grades 5-12. See also Muslim Women through Time.

Arabic Language
Many lesson plans and resources from my World Languages page.  

A Moroccan Fairy Tale vs. European Folk/Fairy Tale
An elementary-grade lesson plan.

Arab American Chamber of Commerce

World Religions Lesson Plans
Many lesson plans from my Theology/Religion Page.


Somali Americans
The Somali Migration Mapping Lesson
A lesson plan for grades 8 and 9.

Understanding
Somali Culture
A lesson plan for grades 9-12.

The Challenges of Refugee Resettlement
Another high school lesson plan.

The Somali Bantu Experience: From East Africa to Maine
Lesson plans for grades 5-8.

Crisis in the Horn of Africa
: Understanding the Famine in Somalia
A lesson plan from the NY Times.



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