Stories of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Across Time and Movements
In 2009, Asian Americans Advancing Justice–Los Angeles, and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Asian American Studies Center jointly edited and published Untold Civil Rights Stories, the first national guide of its kind for students, teachers, and communities. The guide was a unique educational partnership between one of the nation’s foremost advocates of civil rights and social justice for Asian Americans and others, and the nation's leading research center and department on Asian Americans. The book identifies and honors those individuals of Asian descent who were, and are, heroes in the struggle for civil rights and social justice. Untold Civil Rights Stories is the first educational textbook directed to US high school students, high school teachers and communities, on the role of Asian Americans in today’s civil rights and social justice struggles, before and after 9/11. Profiled in the book are Philip Vera Cruz, Lily Chin, the Ileto family, Beulah Kwoh, K. W. Lee, Fred Korematsu, Faustino Baclig, Amric Singh Rathour, and many others. The full text of each section of Untold Civil Rights Stories can be viewed online.
A generation of children grew up playing settlers heading west on the Oregon Trail. They remember it mostly for the moment their party died of dysentery. Now, a new spin on the wagon train game focuses on more accurately representing Native Americans and includes new storylines and playable Native American characters.
Jumpstart PD is a learning platform that combines the neuroscience of Universal Design for Learning with the mindset of culturally sustaining pedagogy to provide equity-focused professional learning that measurably changes practice and outcomes.
The Carter Center for K–12 Black History Education at the University of Missouri focuses on research projects and teacher professional development activities that seek to improve K–12 Black history education. The Carter Center’s Annual Teaching Black History Conference brings together educators who seek transformative and engaging ways to teach Black history in both history and humanities courses, preK–grade 12.