Advancement Project

Advancement Project is a democracy and justice action group. They work with communities seeking to build a fair and just multi-racial democracy in America.

Using law, public policy and strategic communications, Advancement Project acts in partnership with local communities to advance universal opportunity, equity and access for those left behind in America.

www.advancementproject.org

Anti-Defamation League

To stop the defamation of Jewish people... and secure justice and fair treatment to all.

http://www.adl.org/education/

Bilingual Education and ESL

A website with links to information and resources for Bilingual Education and ESL.

http://www.wested.org/cs/we/view/pj/348/links_bilingual.htm/

Bilingual Education - National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)

NABE is the only professional organization at the national level wholly devoted to representing both English language learners and bilingual education professionals. We represent over 5,000 educators and parents and have affiliate organizations in 28 states. As our name implies, we were established to advocate for bilingual education. Now, however, we advocate for a variety of programs that provide language supports to English language learners.

http://www.nabe.org/

Bilingual Education - Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

A global education association, TESOL produces and provides a wealth of events, resources, and publications, including the journal Essential Teacher.

http://www.tesol.org

California Heritage Collection

The California Heritage Collection is an online archive of more than 30,000 images illustrating California's history and culture, from the collections of the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley. Selected from nearly two hundred individual collections, this unique resource uses the latest online archiving techniques to highlight the rich themes of California's history. The California Heritage Collection is part of the Online Archive of California, a compilation of finding aids, or guides, to archival collections at more than 30 institutions.

http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/collections/calheritage.html

Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)

CAL is a private, non-profit organization: a group of scholars and educators who use the findings of linguistics and related sciences in identifying and addressing language-related problems. CAL carries out a wide range of activities including research, teacher education, analysis and dissemination of information, design and development of instructional materials, technical assistance, conference planning, program evaluation, and policy analysis.

http://www.cal.org

Center for Citizenship and Human Rights Education (CCHRE)

CCHRE is an international center based within the School of Education at the University of Leeds, UK. CCHRE focuses on research, training and development for citizenship, democracy and development in contexts of diversity. It is committed to developing more democractic and inclusive approaches to education, based on the principles of freedom, equality, justice and peace. It is interested in hearing from individuals and organizations who may like to get involved in the work of the Center.

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/impact/07_08/educating.html

Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence (CREDE)

Based at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CREDE assists the nation's population of diverse students, including those at risk of educational failure, to achieve academic excellence. The purpose of CREDE's research is to identify and develop effective educational practices for linguistic and cultural minority students, such as those placed at risk by factors of race, poverty, and geographic location.

http://www.cal.org/crede/

Changing Attitudes in America

Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute lesson unit, designed for grades 5-6. Allows students to discuss strategies for confronting destructive stereotypes and mythologies, as well as promoting racial understanding in children.

www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1994/4/94.04.04.x.html

The Civil Rights Project

An ongoing project of the Harvard Law School, whose mission is to help renew the civil rights movement by bridging the worlds of ideas and action, and by becoming a preeminent source of intellectual capital and a forum for building consensus within that movement.

http://www.uchastings.edu/racism-race/docs/The_Civil_Rights_Project_at_Harvard_University.pdf

The Densho Project

Densho's mission is to preserve the testimonies of Japanese Americans who were unjustly incarcerated during World War II before their memories are extinguished. We offer these irreplaceable firsthand accounts, coupled with historical images and teacher resources, to explore principles of democracy and promote equal justice for all.

www.densho.org

Education Development Center, Inc (EDC)

EDC is an international, non-profit organization with more than 335 projects dedicated to enhancing learning, promoting health, and fostering a deeper understanding of the world.

http://www.edc.org

The Educator's Reference Desk

A wealth of multicultural lesson plans & resources

www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/lessons.cgi/Social_Studies/Multicultural_Education

Facing History and Ourselves

Facing History and Ourselves is based on the belief that education in a democracy must be what Alexis de Tocqueville called "an apprenticeship in liberty." Facing History helps students find meaning in the past and recognize the need for participation and responsible decision making; engages students of diverse backgrounds in citizenship education; teaches that the study of history is a moral enterprise; and provides interdisciplinary programs, resource materials, and speakers for middle and high school educators to relate to past issues in the world today

www.facinghistory.org

The Forum for Education

The Forum for Education and Democracy aims to re-center the democratic purpose of our public schools. We work to promote education for democratic life based on the following guiding principles:

  • High quality schools and teachers focused on educating for democracy
  • Equitable and adequate school resources for all children
  • Appropriate democratic control of public schools

http://www.forumforeducation.org/index.html

Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) GLSEN strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

www.glsen.org/

Global Source Education

Global Source is dedicated to professional education and curriculum development for elementary and secondary education in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. With the intention of building stronger bridges between classrooms and communities through global education, we focus on teaching and learning about challenging and complex issues facing humanity and the planet. We meet the needs of educators so they can better meet the needs of students.

www.globalsourcenetwork.org/

Jim Crow History

Explore the complex African American experience of segregation from the 1870s to 1950s.

http://www.jimcrowhistory.org/home.htm

Lanic

Resources for language, history, and geography classes for Spanish and Portuguese speakers.

http://lanic.utexas.edu

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer, Two Spirit, Intersex Group

A place for meeting, advocacy, and networking for LGBTQTSI people and their allies.

www.ssw.washington.edu/glbtq

Multicultural Awareness Project for Institutional Transformation (MAP IT)

Center for Research on Developmental Education & Urban Literacy, University of Minnesota

http://www.cehd.umn.edu/CRDEUL/pdf/map_it.pdf

Multicultural Calendar

http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/calendar.html

Multicultural Pavillion

A very helpful resource web page developed by Paul Gorski

www.edchange.org/multicultural

National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)

An organization bringing together individuals and groups with an interest in multicultural education from all levels of education, different academic disciplines and from diverse educational institutions and occupations. NAME hosts national and international conferences, and provides leadership in national and state dialogues on equity, diversity and multicultural education.

http://www.nameorg.org

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA)

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs (NCELA) collects, analyzes, synthesizes and disseminates information about language instruction educational programs for English language learners and related programs

www.ncela.gwu.edu/

New Horizons for Learning

An international network of people, programs, and products dedicated to successful, innovative learning.

www.newhorizons.org

New York Metropolitan Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolence (NYMLK)

NYMLK is committed to being an instrument for positive social change. Our programs and initiatives are examples of our efforts and they are just the beginning. We invite you to join us as we move forward in making a difference.

http://www.nym.sunyeoc.org/

Promoting Tolerance Through Understanding

Writing and Designing Non-Sexist Children's Books With Themes of Tolerance; Lesson plans.

www.tolerance.org/

Reach Center - Gary Howard

The Reach Center provides cultural diversity services - curriculum materials, workshops, and other resources.

www.reachctr.org/

Rethinking Schools

Rethinking Schools began as a local effort to address problems such as basal readers, standardized testing, and textbook-dominated curriculum. Since its founding in 1986, it has grown into a nationally prominent publisher of educational materials, with subscribers in all 50 states, all 10 Canadian provinces, and many other countries.

www.rethinkingschools.org

Southern Poverty Law Center

The Southern Poverty Law Center was founded in 1971 as a small civil rights law firm. Today, the Center is internationally known for its tolerance education programs, its legal victories against white supremacists and its tracking of hate groups.

www.splcenter.org

Teaching for Change

Teaching for Change provides teachers and parents with the tools to transform schools into socially equitable centers of learning where students become architects of a better future. Teaching for Change is a not-for-profit organization based in Washington, DC.

http://www.teachingforchange.org

Teaching Tolerance Through Literature

North Carolina Public Schools Character Education lesson plan.

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/charactereducation/handbook/html/p98.html

Tolerance.Org

Through its online well of resources and ideas, its expanding collection of print materials and its growing outreach efforts, Tolerance.org promotes and supports anti-bias activism in every area of American life. Tolerance.org provides daily news about groups and individuals working for tolerance and fighting hate; guides for adult and youth activists; practical resources for parents and teachers; and entertaining and educational games for children.

 

www.tolerance.org

Understanding Prejudice

A web site for students, teachers, and others interested in the causes and consequences of prejudice. The site offers educational resources and information on prejudice, discrimination, multiculturalism, and diversity, with the ultimate goal of reducing the level of intolerance and bias in contemporary society.

www.understandingprejudice.org

Unite the School

University of Houston, College of Education lesson plan

http://www.coe.uh.edu/archive/sstudies/sstudies_lessons/ssles3.htm

Vietnamese Americans

Designed for use with learners in grades 7 and above, this curriculum guide sheds light on the complexities of this unique identity group and encourages users to bridge cultural gaps through awareness of shared experiences.

http://www.tolerance.org/magazine/number-25-spring-2004/feature/vietnamese-americans-lessons-american-history

 

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