Interdisciplinary Curriculum on Heritage and Identity
A project of the Brooklyn Historical Society, Voices of Mixed Heritage: Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations is a free interdisciplinary curriculum designed for grades 6–12. Students and educators are invited to engage with the topic of mixed heritage and identity in the United States from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Students investigate the voices and representation of those who identify as mixed-heritage individuals through oral histories, archival primary sources, popular culture references, and contextualized secondary sources. Through their investigation, students will unpack complex political concepts such as race, racism, identity, equity, and self-determination. Educators may download the full curriculum at no charge from the Brooklyn Historical Society’s website.
The Pop History Dig is a magazine-styled website with more than 250 stories that cover a range of topics, often focusing on the history and power of popular culture. One goal of the site is to use the visibility of popular culture—its music, film, literature, and famous personalities—to engage readers on topics ranging from civil rights history to the power of the entertainment industry.
The 9/11 Memorial & Museum invites teachers and students to participate in “Anniversary in the Schools,” a freewebinar commemorating the seventeenth anniversary of 9/11. The webinar, broadcast from inside the 9/11 Museum, connects students and teachers from around the world with museum staff and guest speakers to learn about the attacks and the importance of commemoration.
The 57th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) will be held in Washington, DC, from March 2 to March 9, 2019. Two student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) will spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in action.