New Resource to address the Common Core and explore immigration:
A version of Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario, adapted for young readers (middle schoolers and reluctant readers), was just published August 27 with an accompanying teaching guide geared to the Common Core Standards. The regular version of the book, a national bestseller, has been adopted by 62 universities and countless high schools across the U.S. The book has been particularly effective with bilingual and Latino students, who see many of their own experiences in Enrique’s story.
Read more about the author's talks and the book on its website.
NPR's Talk of the Nation about the popularity of ENRIQUE'S JOURNEY.
Sonia Nazario's Talk at Harvard
Black History Month Resources:
Frederick Douglass Family Foundation: http://www.fdff.org/
Smithsonian National Museum of American History website and Conversation Kit to prepare for the National Youth Summit on Abolition.
Ohio Civil War 150 Teacher Toolkit: www.ohiocivilwar150.org/resources/teaching/emancipation-proclamation-teachers-toolkit/
Huffington Post Article on the Emancipation Proclamation
Scholastic Teacher's Collection of Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation
New Jersey Programs:
Kidsbridge Tolerance Museum, for resources and field trips: http://www.kidsbridgemuseum.org/mini.cfm
American Council on Diversity: http://www.americanconferenceondiversity.org/
General Diversity/Multicultural Education Information:
National Association for Multicultural Education: http://nameorg.org/
Rethinking Schools: www.rethinkingschools.org
Teaching for Change: www.teachingforchange.org
The People Speak: www.thepeoplespeak.com
The Equality Project: http://www.theequalityproject.net/
Great Organizations for Educators fighting intolerance:
Facing History and Ourselves: www.facinghistory.org
Teaching Tolerance: www.tolerance.org
It Ends Today: Educating Minds for a Safer Tomorrow: http://itendstoday.org/
Anti Defamation League: www.adl.org
Kean University College of Education: http://www.kean.edu/KU/College-of-Education
Stand With Us: http://standwithus.com/
Please click here for information about GLSEN resources and the chapter in Central New Jersey.
GLSEN educator web resources: Addressing Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues
Stop Bullying Now - www.stopbullying.gov
Holocaust and Human Rights Organizations:
Kean University Holocaust Resource Center - www.kean.edu/~hrc
Kean University Human Rights Institute - www.kean.edu/humanrightsconference/hri.asp
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum - www.ushmm.org
New Jersey State Commission on Holocaust Education - http://www.state.nj.us/education/holocaust/
Timely Educational Resources:
Sin País (Without Country) is a short documentary that intimately follows one family's journey as they are fractured by deportation after living in the U.S. for seventeen years.
Theo Rigby's award-winning short film was Nationally broadcast on
PBS' premiere series POV on August 9th, 2012.
It will remain online from Jan. 21 - March 1, 2014, now streaming for
free in both English and Spanish.
Educator lesson plans and resources:
Sin Pais program on PBS's POV program
Resources includes a free downloadable 24-page discussion guide for Sin País,
as well as a smart and effective lesson plan for teachers. The powerful short
film speaks to the complexities of the immigration debate, as well as the
emotional and psychological hardships created by deportation.