Multicultural Education

*Definition

mul·ti·cul·tur·al (mŭl'tē-kŭl'chər-əl, -tī-)
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or including several cultures.
  2. Of or relating to a social or educational theory that encourages interest in many cultures within a society rather than in only a mainstream culture.

(Citation)

multicultural. (n.d.). The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Retrieved November 20, 2007, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/multicultural

Resources

*Awesome Library

http://www.awesomelibrary.org/Classroom/Social_Studies/Multicultural/Multicultural.html
This site organizes 14,000 resources. Find lesson plans, field trips, photos, maps, and online video. A really good and well-organized site.

*Center for Multilingual, Multicultural Research at the University of Southern California

http://www-rcf.usc.edu/~cmmr/
Includes African American, Asian American, Latino/Hispanic & Native American Resources for teachers & teachers in training.

*Center for World Indigenous Studies

http://www.cwis.org/wwwvl/indig-vl.html
4th world information, excellent virtual library including Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Pacific. A good resource for hard to find information. For older children.

*Core Knowledge

http://www.coreknowledge.org/CKproto2/resrcs/index.htm
For K-8. On this site find lesson plans shared by teachers at a recent nationwide core knowledge conference. Lessons in multicultural topics, world history, math, science, art and more. Indexed by grade level.

*Digital History

http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/
Includes Asian American, Enslaved, Mexican American, and Native American Voices along with teaching materials, active learning, multimedia and much else.

*Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education

http://www.eastern.edu/publications/emme/current.html
Includes articles, open forum, instructional ideas, and reviews of resources.

*Encyclopedia Britannica

http://www.britannica.com
A directory created by the encyclopedia editors. A good source for report information and research.

*15 Misconceptions About Multicultural Education

http://acei.org/misconceptions.htm
Advice from the Association for Childhood Education International

*Information Collection

http://www.xs4all.nl/~swanson/history/chapter0102.html
Good links to multi-cultural resources, telefield trips to Ancient Egypt, the American West, Russia, museum links, and more.

*Multi-Cultural Calendar

http://www.kidlink.org/KIDPROJ/MCC
A searchable database of holidays celebrated by people around the world created by Kidproj. Browse by country, month, or holiday and get a good amount of information to help understand the meaning behind the celebration.

*Multicultural Education & Ethnic Groups

http://wwwlibrary.csustan.edu/lboyer/multicultural/main.htm
Selected resources Colorado State University.

*Multicultural Pavilion

http://www.edchange.org/multicultural/
Varous resources on multicultural education. See in particular the Multicultural Pavilion Teacher's Corner: A great site with impressive resources and links. The Teacher's online archives have children's literature, historic documents, tribal documents, and speeches by Martin Luther King, Mandela and others. Teachers' Toolbox has a photo gallery and multicultural song index. Historic African-American literature collection online for older students. There are also good links to multicultural ed. resources.

*Multicultural Lesson Plans and Resources

http://cloudnet.com/~edrbsass/edmulticult.htm
Web-Quests, lesson plans and resurces sorted by content specialty or ethnicity

*Multicultural Resources for Children

http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/multipub.htm
General resource links and bibliographies of multicultural children's books.

*Project L.E.A.D.

http://www.childrenlead.org/
Dedicated to providing multicultural educational resources to teachers, students and trainers.

*World Wise Schools

http://www.peacecorps.gov/wws/
A Peace Corps sponsored site with lesson plans for grades 3-12. Multicultural topics include a new lesson called "Looking at Ourselves and Others", and another that compares the daily activities of teenage girls from several countries. This site can help teachers integrate global education in to daily activities. Indexed by grade level and subject area.

*Yahoo Society & Culture

http://dir.yahoo.com/Society_and_Culture/Holidays_and_Observances/
Easy access to a huge array of cultural information, multicultural holidays, recipes, and web directories.

*Latin America & Hispanics in the U.S.

Latin American Resources for Primary & Secondary Education http://www.lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/k-12/
Univ. of Texas K-12 site

*Latino Links

http://www-bcf.usc.edu/~cmmr/Latino.html
A page created by the USC Center for Multilingual, Multicultural Research. Great links for teacher and students

*Latino Studies Resources

http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/
Links to all kinds of information on Latino history, immigration, and current issues

*RETANET

http://ladb.unm.edu/retanet/plans/
Provides lesson plans sorted by content specialty for secondary teachers.

*Teaching from a Hispanic Perspective

http://literacynet.org/lp/hperspectives/contents.html
A full text handbook for Non-Hispanic Adult Educators.


(Citation)

Deep, Albert. "African American." Tiger Town. 24 Oct. 2007. Beaver Falls School District. 20 Nov. 2007 <http://tigertown.wikispaces.com/African-American>.