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Multicultural Education Internet Resource Guide

Updated May 28, 2021

This guide was created to assist multicultural educators in locating educational resources on the Internet. World wide access to multicultural information and current events in other regions makes the Internet an important educational tool. Teachers through the internet have access to lesson plans, on-line photo galleries, stories, maps, virtual field trip, international radio programming, and e-mail pen pals. In the multicultural classroom these resources can be used to create thematic units. Other sites, such as those devoted to art and geography can supplement an existing lesson. Many of the sites listed are source sites with lessons, pictures, problems and quizzes on-line, and other sites are Index sites which provide extensive links related to a subject of interest. Teachers should keep in mind that the Internet is a temporary resource, and sites move and change rapidly. A listing of professional organizations for multicultural educators is also provided. Highly recommended sites are marked by an "*".

1. GENERAL MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION SITES
2. WORLD GEOGRAPHY WEB SITES
3. ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION WEB SITES
4. MULTICULTURAL ART WEB SITES
5. INTERACTIVE SITES & WORLD WIDE PEN PALS
6. REGIONS & ETHNIC GROUPS

A. AFRICA & AFRICAN AMERICANS
B. CANADA AND UNITED STATES & NATIVE AMERICANS
C. HAWAI'I AND HAWAIIANS
D. LATIN AMERICA & HISPANICS IN U.S
7. PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS & JOURNALS
8. RACISM AND TOLERANCE RESOURCES
9. LINKS TO ARTICLES AND OTHER READINGS ON MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION

1. GENERAL MULTICULTURAL

*Awesome Library http://www.awesomelibrary.org/Classroom/Social_Studies/Multicultural/Multicultural.html
This site organizes 14,000 resources. Find lesson plans, field trips, photos, maps, and online video. A really good and well-organized site.

*Critical Multicultural Pavilion http://www.edchange.org/multicultural/
Varous resources on multicultural education. See in particular the Multicultural Pavilion Teacher's Corner: A great site with impressive resources and links. The Teacher's online archives have children's literature, historic documents, tribal documents, and speeches by Martin Luther King, Mandela and others. Teachers' Toolbox has a photo gallery and multicultural song index. Historic African-American literature collection online for older students. There are also good links to multicultural ed. resources.

Digital History http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/
Includes Asian American, Enslaved, Mexican American, and Native American Voices along with teaching materials, active learning, multimedia and much else.

Edutopia: Preparing for Cultural Diversity https://www.edutopia.org/blog/preparing-cultural-diversity-resources-teachers
Resources for teachers, including links to other sites that focus on diversity.

How To Provide Multicultural Education https://onlinegrad.baylor.edu/resources/multicultural-education-strategies/
A Baylor University site that includes information on how to incorporate multicultural education in the classroom.

Information Collection http://www.xs4all.nl/~swanson/history/chapter0102.html
Good links to multi-cultural resources, telefield trips to Ancient Egypt, the American West, Russia, museum links, and more.

*International Digital Children's Library http://en.childrenslibrary.org/
Thousands of full text on-line children's books in 40+ languages from around the world.

Peace Corps: Global Competence for Educators https://www.peacecorps.gov/educators/resources/global-competence-training-educators/
U.S. Peace Corps site with information on culture plus lesson plans and activities.

2. WORLD GEOGRAPHY SITES

Worldmapper http://www.worldmapper.org/
Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest. There are now nearly 700 maps.

3. ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION SITES

*Rainforest Alliance http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/
This is a great site. There are fun lesson plans to use on frogs, birds, and more. Complete rainforest thematic units are here for ages K-12, which include rainforest stories, coloring pages and fun activities. Information on how your class can get involved in rainforest preservation.

4. ART SITES

Bill's World of Art http://www.bloorstreet.com/300block/8art.htm
Take a virtual tour of many world art museums online. Download paintings and artist bios for use in the classroom. A good link to the International Museum Network is here.

5. INTERACTIVE SITES-WORLD WIDE PEN PALS

KIDLINK https://www.kidlink.org/
Promotes a global dialogue among the youth of the world.

*ePals Classroom Exchange http://www.epals.com/
For K-12, this is the world's largest electronic pen pal network. Over 1 million students from 108 countries are registered with ePals. Great way to communicate with children overseas, and practice new language skills.

6-A. AFRICA & AFRICAN AMERICANS

Africa.com http://www.africa.com/
Contains current and historical information for students interested in one or more of the fifty-three countries on the continent.

6-B. CANADA AND UNITED STATES & NATIVE AMERICANS

American Indian and Alaska Native Youth https://youth.gov/youth-topics/american-indian-alaska-native-youth
U.S. government web site with information on American Indian and Alaska Native youths.

Bill's Aboriginal Links: Latin America http://www.bloorstreet.com/300block/aborintl.htm#3
Tremendous links to Latin America, Mexico, Central and South America. Includes links to dictionaries, indigenous peoples, art, culture and current events.

Kid Info: Reference Resources for Native Americans http://www.kidinfo.com/American_History/Native_Americans.html
Links to Native American information on the Internet.

Native American Indian Education http://www.olelo.hawaii.edu/kwo/kumuwaiwai.php#section6
Information on American Indian and Alaska Native education.

6-C. HAWAI'I & HAWAIIANS

Hawaiian Language, Culture, and Education Resource Support http://www.olelo.hawaii.edu/kwo/kumuwaiwai.php#section3
Information on Hawaiian history and culture.

6-D. LATIN AMERICA & HISPANICS IN U.S.

Latin American Resources for Primary & Secondary Education http://www.lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/k-12/
Univ. of Texas K-12 site

Latino Studies Resources http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/
Links to all kinds of information on Latino history, immigration, and current issues.

7. PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND JOURNALS

International Journal of Multicultural Education http://ijme-journal.org/index.php/ijme
The International Journal of Multicultural Education is committed to promoting educational equity, cross-cultural understanding, and global awareness in all levels of education.

National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) http://www.nameorg.org/
This organization is committed to a philosophy of inclusion that embraces the basic tenets of democracy and cultural pluralism.

National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) http://www.nabe.org/
Founded in 1975, this organization addresses the needs of language minority students in the US, and works to advance language competence and multicultural understanding of all Americans.

8. RACISM RESOURCES

Learning for Justice https://www.learningforjustice.org
A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center to fight hate and promote tolerance

Speak Up: Opening a Dialogue with Youth about Racism https://rossieronline.usc.edu/youth-and-racism/
To help those who may not know why, where, when or how to begin a conversation about racism, the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education has created this collection of interviews, resource guides and op-eds aimed at answering some of the questions that can make these topics difficult, and prompt needed discussions about identity, inequality and education for children of color.

9. LINKS TO ARTICLES AND OTHER READINGS ON MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION

Multicultural Education http://www.tsowell.com/spmultic.html
A conservative attack on multicultural education by conservative columnist Thomas Sowell

What is Multicultural Education? http://www.edchange.org/multicultural/papers/keith.html
Short article defining multicultural education with pros and cons.

Note: Thanks to my students in BME 637: The Cultural Component of Bilingual/ESL Instruction for suggesting most of these sites.

American Indian Education Other Link Pages ESL and Language
American Indian Bilingual Education Language Policy
General Education Literacy/Reading Indigenous Language

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