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  • A Critical Bibliography on North American Indians
    This bibliography, compiled by the Anthropology Outreach Office of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, is a response to teachers' concerns about choosing culturally sensitive and historically accurate books for children about American Indians and Alaska Natives.
  • A Specialized Knowledge Base for Teaching American Indian and Alaska Native Students
    This paper outlines a knowledge base that can be adopted by beginning teachers of American Indian and Alaska Native students. This knowledge base is above and beyond what is now in most mainstream teacher education programs.
  • Ableza: Tips for Teachers
    Tips for Teachers: A list of things for teachers to remember when they are teaching about Native Americans.
  • Aboriginal Youth Network
    The Aboriginal Youth Network is a network that runs across Canada (and beyond) connecting all Aboriginal youth. They are operated totally for and by Aboriginal youth.The job of the AYN staff is to get the word out about health, education and employment opportunities for Aboriginal youth, as well as provide the latest news and events happening across Canada.
  • African Voices
    African Voices is an exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History that examines the diversity, dynamism, and global influence of Africa's peoples and cultures over time in the realms of family, work, community,and the natural environment.
  • Afro-American Almanac
    The AFRO-American Almanac is an on-line presentation of the African in America with a historical perspective of a nation, its people, and its cultural evolution. Various media are used for information presentation.
  • Alaska Native Knowledge Network
    The curriculum resources on this website are intended to help teachers and students make the connection between the knowledge, skills and ways of knowing used to maintain a livelihood in the villages, and the knowledge, skills and cultural standards for teaching/learning reflected in the school curriculum.
  • Alaska Native Knowledge Network
    The Alaska Native Knowledge Network (ANKN) is designed to serve as a resource for compiling and exchanging information related to Alaska Native knowledge systems and ways of knowing. It was established to assist Native people, government agencies, educators and the general public in gaining access to the knowledge base that Alaska Natives have acquired through cumulative experience over millennia.
  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society
    The American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES) is a national, nonprofit organization which nurtures building of community by bridging science and technology with traditional Native values.
  • American Indian/Indigenous Education Resources
    A list of books, articles and programs related to teaching American Indian and Indigenous students.
  • American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
    The Education section on the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee provides advice to educators and what teachers can do are good, as well as lesson plans on Arab discrimination and Arab stereotypes. Every teacher should familiarize themselves with "facts about Arabs" and "facts about Islam." A short piece on how to evaluate the multicultural programs in your school nicely summarizes the work on James Banks and Sonja Nieto, leading multicultural educators.
  • Anti-Defamation League
    The Anti-Defamation League is one of the most recommended sites for prejudice reduction work by equity experts. Of note see their Education page for short articles about discussing hate and violence with your children, responding to hate-motivated behaviors you might see in your children and others, and what to tell your children about prejudice (the latter in both English and Spanish.) Helpful "Tools for Teachers" section.
  • Black History Project
    Hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, this website has a collection of diverse multimedia providing rich background information about people of African origin from around the world.
  • Black History Treasure Hunt & Quiz
    Centered around a 12-question quiz, this website encourages users to explore other Internet-based resources related to each question in order to try find the answer to each question.
  • Black Women in Mathematics
    Website contains the history of Black women in math, biographies, role models who are mathematicians and articles about Black women in math.
  • Center for Research on Education, Diversity and Excellence
    CREDE is a federally funded research and development program focused on improving the education of students whose ability to reach their potential is challenged by language or cultural barriers, race, geographic location, or poverty.
  • Center for the Study of White American Culture: A Multiracial Organization
    Probably often confused as a white supremacy/neo-Nazi site, the Center has remarkable resources and the best listing of anti-racism organizations we have found. From their list we can particularly recommend the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond (http://www.thepeoplesinstitute.org) as providing one of NICI's equity trainers with high-quality and effective anti-racism training.
  • Circle of Stories
    Circle of Stories uses documentary film, photography, artwork, and music to honor and explore Native American storytelling.
  • COMRISE: Center of Minority Research in Special Education
    COMRISE is designed to enhance the capacity of researchers in special education from historically Black colleges and universities and other minority institutions of higher education to build and pursue research agendas focused on minority issues in special education.
  • Creating an Anti-Bias Learning Environment
    The downloadable checklists linked to this page include some criteria for creating positive, anti-bias environments where respect for diversity is taught, modeled, and experienced firsthand.
  • Crosspoint Anti-Racism
    Crosspoint Anti-Racism lists over 2000 anti-racism organizations in 114 countries and gives one a sense of the remarkable work that is being done around the globe on issues of oppression. Great for researchers as it shows how different countries and cultures address problems of equity differently.
  • Diversity Within Unity
    This document identifies 12 essential principles for teaching and learning in a multicultural society. Also included is a checklist for assessing the principles.
  • Engaging People in Cyberinfrastructure
    The goal of Engaging People In Cyberinfrastructure (EPIC) is to build human capacity by creating awareness of the opportunities afforded through cyberinfrastruture(CI) and by educating and training a diverse group of people in all stages of life from K-12 to professional practice to fully participate in the CI community as developers, users, and leaders.
  • Equity Benchmarks for VT
    To facilitate the implementation of equitable learning environments in Vermont, the VISMT Equity Advisory Committee developed Benchmarks for schools and districts.
  • ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education
    A collection of resources related to American Indians and Alaska Natives, Mexican Americans, Migrants, and Outdoor Education.
  • ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education
    The ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education reviews many programs aimed at helping urban youth - especially those students of color and low socio-economic status - and suggests some best practices in urban schools. Especially see reports on educational issues of African-American and Hispanic students.
  • Haymarket People's Fund
    Haymarket People's Fund provides grant monies to grassroots groups of local people who intend to work on the systemic roots of oppression. Haymarket has recently undertaken a specific focus on anti-racism, and is especially interested in funding project that address the underlying issues of race prejudice and discrimination.
  • Multicultural Pavilion - Teacher's Corner
    A comprehensive site of useful classroom activities, books, quotes, and discussions on multicultural education.
  • National American Indian Heritage Resources
    Resources related to history of American Indians. Includes photographs, virtual journeys, stories and lessons.
  • National Association for Multicultural Education
    The National Association for Multicultural Education, or NAME, is devoted to social justice and educational equity. NAME has great conferences, some active state chapters, and are probably the largest organization for multicultural education anywhere.
  • National Coalition Building Institute
    The National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) is a prejudice reduction leadership training organization that is highly effective and research-based. Skills are taught that directly reduce prejudice and intergroup conflicts.
  • National Visionary Leadership Project
    A collection of first-person stories told by African Americans in order to preserve history and link generations.
  • Office for Civil Rights
    The Office for Civil Rights is the main governmental office for the enforcement of Civil Rights laws, such as those that protect us against discrimination based on race, national origin (commonly understood as language) and sex. They have the power to withhold funds to schools and school districts who do not comply with Civil Rights laws, although to date they have not withhold funds from any violator.
  • Shame and Cultural Tolerance
    What is it about some people that make them more tolerant of the cultural differences in other people? It would be interesting to understand why some people fear differences while others are intrigued. I suggest that shame, the master and universal emotion may be a significant mitigating factor.
  • Soy Unica! Soy Latina!
    The _Soy Unica! _Soy Latina! project encourages cultural pride by emphasizing the strengths inherent in the Hispanic culture. Initiative materials include posters, activity books, brochures and a Web site for 9-14-year-old girls.
  • Teaching Tolerance
    Teaching Tolerance serves as a clearinghouse of information about anti-bias programs and activities being implemented in schools across the country.
  • The American Forum for Global Education
    The noted Global Education/Social Studies expert from CCSSO, Fred Czarra, helped draft these self-assessment checklists with the American Forum for Global Education. The checklists include questions on student knowledge of global issues and cultural awareness, and asks how well schools, school systems, and state education agencies are preparing students to participate in the shrinking global economy.
  • The Civil Rights Project
    This project renews the civil rights movement by bridging the world of ideas and action.
  • The National Association for the Education of Young Children
    NAEYC describes itself as the nation's largest and most influential organization of early childhood educators. Although a bit dated, every equity researcher and inservice and preservice teacher should have a copy of the Anti-Bias Curriculum: Tools for Empowering Young Children by Louise Derman-Sparks, full of research and strategies, available through NAEYC's website for an incredible $12.00!.
  • The National Coalition for Equity in Education
    The National Coalition for Equity in Education employs structures such as Personal Experience Panels and dyads that get to the deepest emotional-psychological experiences of prejudice and discrimination, and healing the pain of racism and other forms of oppression through expression of feelings and personal reflections. For more information contact Julian Weissglass, Professor of Mathematics now housed in the education department at UCSB at [email protected]
  • Washington State Association for Multicultural Education
    WSAME is a nonprofit educational organization founded in 1994. It is a collaborative association of representatives from public and private school districts, colleges,universities, local and state governmental agencies, organizations, businesses, and other groups which advocate for and support the cause of multicultural, diversity and international education.