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student & teacher favorites,
for the classroom & family reading.
Illustrated Books & Poetry
Ethnic Studies in Our Schools
Authentic Ethnic Studies Programs,
when implemented with fidelity,
have increased state test scores
and on-time graduation rates.
*review the data & research
Mainstream courses and instructional materials should include culturally
and historically relevant texts.
When students see themselves
in their education, they feel valued.
Studies illustrate that students
who participate in cultural studies
become active participants in
their learning and their communities.
The Danger of the Single Story
Click on the notebook
to view Unity Framework curriculum
for Reading, Humanties, & Social Studies
Click on the Image of Emma Tenayuca (above)
to view Documentary Films
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Click on Teacher Resources to view
Reading as a Family
Set a Routine & Model the Behavior
family reading time
Celebrate ALL Reading
discuss reading during dinner
Keep Track & Provide Incentives
share what you are learning
Engaging Diversity and Building Community
"Sharpie in hand, she greets children and invites them to choose a book, and write their name in it. ‘This is your very own book,’ she tells them. ‘You don’t have to return it to the school, you don’t have to give it back to the library, it is your very own to keep in your collection so that you can begin to have a library in your home."