This week is Ethnic Studies Week .But instead of a week we need to make this part of our entire curriculum. Other races, religions , and nationalities are all around us everyday. The fever pitch of “BE AFRAID” is over the top and needs to be stopped. Think and reason for yourself . What is the real purpose for the fear?
We were afraid of the Catholics, the Irish, the Japanese, the Blacks, the Indians, all for what? Nothing until the next group could be used for some purpose to divide a populous and blame the blameless for our Government’s failures. A government ‘by the people and of the people’ does not seek to divide the people. We need to make the government work for the masses not the other way around.
Participate this week. Participate at home, work and school. Participate everywhere you go. We will.
Viva La Causa teachingtolerance.org
- Grades 6 to 8
- Grades 9 to 12
Viva La Causa focuses on one of the seminal events in the march for human rights – the grape strike and boycott led by César Chávez and Dolores Huerta in the 1960s. Viva la Causa will show how thousands of people from across the nation joined in a struggle for justice for the most exploited people in our country – the workers who put food on our tables.
The kit includes: 39-minute film on DVD & Teacher’s guide with standards-based lesson plans
Teachers can order this kit for free.
Viva La Causa meets content standards for social studies and language arts, grades 7-12.
- American Identities
A compilation of Internet resources for various cultural, ethnic and racial groups in the U.S. including African-American, Arab-American, Asian-American, Jewish-American, Latino-American, Native American resources, and the Multi-Cultural Mosaic. Maintained by the American Studies Programs, University of Virginia.
- American Studies Web: Race, Ethnicity and Identity
A section of the comprehensive American Studies Web, created at Georgetown University. Included are resources for African American Studies, Asian American Studies, Native American Studies, Latino Studies, and other ethnicities.
- CRL’s Ethnic Press Database
The Center for Research Libraries sponsors this collection database for ethnic press serials.
- Diversity and Ethnic Studies: Virtual Community
A compiliation of Web resources for various ethnic and racial groups, people with disablities, and lesbian and gay resources. Some international resources are included.
- Migration and Ethnic Relations: The World-Wide Web Virtual Library
A compiliation of sources for the study of ethnicity and migration. A search engine allows access by keyword. Many sites listed are from international sources.
- Migration and Ethnicity
A collection of resources on such topics as terminology, political issues, identity issues, and ethnicity in history. Also includes links to Web resources.
- Minority Studies and Minority Literatures
Two excellent compilations from the Voice of the Shuttle: Web Page for Humanities Research, University of California, Santa Barbara.
- The University of Delaware subject page for African American Web resources.
- Asian American Cybernauts: A guide to Asian American Resources
This site provides links to cultural and community information for many Asian American groups.
- Asian American Studies Center, UCLA
The Web site for a research center for the study of the Asian American experience. Includes class information, scholarship and fellowship information, publications listed and some conference information.
- Asian American Studies Resource Guide
This guide from University of Southern California features web and print resources for learning about Asian American culture and life.
A good K-12 education site with information about Asia and lesson plans.
- Coalition for Asian-American Children & Families
This organization is an advocate for social policies and programs which support Asian-American children and families.
- Journal of Asian American Studies
This electronic journal examines current Asian American issues. The journal also has book reviews of Asian American literature.
- My America
A virtual tour depicting the variety of Asian American experiences in the United States.
- Azteca Webpage
“The Azteca Web page contains information accumulated especially for Mexicans, Chicanos, and/or Mexican-Americans.”
- Hispanic Online
Companion web site for the magazine featuring unique Internet services such as chat and online recruitment services.
- Latino On-Line News Network
Daily news from all geographic areas of concern to the Latino community.
- Latino Web
Clearinghouse of information for Latino communities in US.
- Nueva Vista: Latino/ Puerto Rican Online Information Links
Links to useful sites including Hispanic genealogy.
- Oyeme Latino Search Engine
A directory which focuses on the Latino community in the United States.