At the age of 21, Prenicia Clifton made a pledge to make a difference in the lives of 10,000 children. She has now changed that goal to a million! She believes that this can be accomplished through implementation of culturally infused programming and community advocacy, so she founded Seein’ Is Believin’ to introduce multicultural infusion in the K–12 curriculum by bringing professionals of color in the fields of arts, science, mathematics, technology, and other areas into classrooms through a virtualexperience. Examples of Seein’ Is Believin’ programming include improving math, science, and history classes through culturally based life-readiness cooking classes; and infusing traditional music curricula with multicultural composers, singers, and dancers. Among the classes offered this fall are “The Great Outdoors Is for Everyone” (breaking down cultural stereotypes around outdoor exploration); “Our Food or History” (a four-week virtual culturally immersive cooking class that teaches children math, science, literacy, and history through food); “The Culturally Competent Comic Book Experience” (a four-week writing and animation workshop that stimulates literacy skills through multicultural comic book creations); and “My Voice Matters” (an advocacy and self-esteem workshop that teaches youth the power of their voices in any situation).
International Women’s Day has been commemorated across the world on March 8 since 1911, and every United States President has marked March as Women’s History Month since 1995. Although the right to vote is a common topic of study in classrooms when students examine women’s history, many more issues, perspectives, and accomplishments require investigation across history, literature, and the arts to more fully appreciate and understand what women’s history in the United States encompasses. On the next page, you’ll find five sources for freelessons and other resources for diving deeply into women’s triumphs in every arena.
Oxford University’s History of Science Museum hosts a leading collection of scientific instruments from the Middle Ages to the nineteenth century. The museum’s virtual tours allow visitors to explore exhibits and artifacts of some of the most important scientific discoveries in science history.
The We Are America Project has engendered powerful, honest stories by high school students about their lives in America. The project was started by 18 students from Lowell High School (in Lowell, Massachusetts), who are working with teachers and young people across the country to define what it means to be American.