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MCE Online Resources

NCSS DataBank~
It has excellent resources for teachers interested in incorporating Native American issues and texts into courses. The main pages seem a little commercial but the internal resource links are very useful.

Asian American Resources~
Extensive list of resources related to organizations, culture, and facts about Asian American Culture.

Acquiring a Second Language for School~

Part of the History/Social Studies Web Site for K-12 teachers. Includes sections on women’s studies, Native American studies, Asian Americans, and African Americans.

Diversity Web~

To subscribe - (send message: "subscribe edequity" or send messages to ) A list serve for educators to exchange ideas and information on equity issues.

Equity Online/Women’s Educational Equity Act~
Resources and information about the Women’s Educational Equity Act (WEEA) Resource Center providing gender fair multi-cultural materials, training, and discussion lists.

Black History Museum~
Interactive exhibits for students on African American history prepared by the Afro-American Newspaper Company, Baltimore, Maryland.

Hispanic Heritage~
A listing of web sites relating to Hispanic culture and history.

Language Policy website~

Maryland Statewide Equity Resource Center~
Includes information about the Center for Maryland Educators, links to other equity web sites, listing of books and resources, and relevant clippings from newspapers and magazines; includes catalog listings of all print and video materials available for loan.

Multicultural Internet Sites~
Lists several web sites and mailing lists that deal with multi-cultural issues.

Multicultural Listserv~ MULTC-ED@UMDD.UMD.EDU
A subscription discussion network to share resources and ideas related to multi-cultural education.

National Association for Multi-cultural Education~
Home page of NAME, membership organization promoting multi-cultural research and practices, pre-K through higher education.

National Clearinghouse on Bilingual Education~
Information on bilingual education resources, policies, and research.

Native Web~
Include many Native American sites on the web and an index to other sites, especially those dealing with Native American arts, museums, and music.

African American History Historical Text Archive~
A comprehensive listing of web sites on the internet related to related African American issues.

American Jewish History~
Publication of the American Jewish Historical Society, including information on anti-Semitism.

Asian American History Links~
Extensive list of world wide web sites to many resources or Asian American
history; reflections of many Asian cultures.

School Effectiveness for Language Minority Students - Collier and Thomas~

The African American Mosaic~
A Library of Congress resource guide for study of Black history and culture; surveys the variety of collections in Library of Congress including books, periodicals, music, and film.

The Campaign against 227: A Postmorten~

The Paradox of bilingual education~

The National Clearinghouse of Bilingual Education~

Children’s Literature~
Lists young children’s picture books with positive images of people from a range of ethnic groups; also lists positive gender-fair books.

U.S. Department of Education~

Reach Center ~
The Reach Center provides training and learning experiences in multicultural education and ethnic history for school districts, schools, and individuals. The cross-cultural training REACH offers helps participants gain knowledge and understanding of different cultural groups. The goal of REACH is to help all people function well in a diverse society. Gary Howard, the director of REACH Center, is the author of We Can’t Teach What We Don’t Know: White Teachers, Multiracial Schools (Teachers College Press, 1999).

Rethinking Schools ~
Rethinking Schools is devoted to reforming urban schools and addressing issues involving race. Rethinking Schools is “committed to equity and to the vision that public education is central to the creation of a humane, caring, multiracial democracy.” The site includes a searchable index of all articles that have appeared in its periodic publication, Rethinking Schools. Rethinking Schools was founded and is run by classroom teachers.

Social Studies School Service ~
The Social Studies School Service is a distributor of social studies teaching materials. It publishes a multicultural catalog that covers immigration, ethnic studies, diversity, and human relations. The on-line catalog provides searches and link is by region. Other topics include religions and specific American histories such as women’s history and Native American history.

Teaching for Change ~
Teaching for Change is part of the Network of Educators on the Americas. The site provides teachers with resources to help integrate diverse cultures and experiences into the curriculum and updated material and resources on specific topics and current events. The site contains and on-line catalog.

United States Census Bureau: Minority Links ~
Minority Links provides easily accessible data on minority populations in the United States. In addition to basic census data, the site includes social characteristics, economics, characteristics, profiles, news releases, and other related topics.

American Indians

The Alaska Native Knowledge Network ~
The Alaska Native Knowledge Network is designed to serve as a resource for collecting and exchanging information related to the Alaska Native knowledge systems and ways of understanding. It has been established to assist Native people, government agencies, educators, and the general public in learning abut and understanding Alaska Native people.

The Cradleboard Teaching Project ~
This teaching project is based on linking Indian and non-Indian children through the learning process. The Cradleboard curriculum and lessons are designed to be interactive multimedia. Native studies lessons in which partner classes are linked through technology and learn together. In addition, Cradleboard offers numerous links to tribal Web pages, a question and answer forum, and five core curriculum samples from a Native American perspective from elementary to high school level.

National Congress of American Indians ~
The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) serves as a forum for policy development among its 250 tribal government’s members. NCAI informs the public and the federal government about tribal self-government, treaty rights, and a wide range of federal policy issues affecting tribal governments.

The National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution National Museum ~
The National Museum of the American Indian presents in-depth, activity-based educational programs. It has an on-line Resource center that provides a bibliography of suggested books and links to other sites relating to Native Americans.

Native Village ~
Native Village was created as an educational and current event resource for Native youths, teens, families, educators, and friends. The writers of this site publish two weekly news editions: Native Village Drum and Native Village Youth and Education News. Each issue shares Indian news from all parts of America.

Native Web ~
Native Web is an educational organization dedicated to using technology to disseminate information from and about indigenous cultures throughout the world. This site is complete with a comprehensive resource center including Web links, books, music, a nations index, and a geographical region index.

Virtual Library on Native Americans ~
This Virtual Library on Native Americans provides a comprehensive index of Native American teaching resources on the Internet. The links provided allow teachers and students to explore the multitude of resources available on the Web.

Native Hawaiians

Hawaiian Culture Online ~
Hawaiian Culture Online is a comprehensive site. Among the information provided are Web directories, information, on cultural stories, music, plants, and language links.

Hawaiian Home Page ~
The Hawaiian Home Page contains links to culture, language, current events, organizations, and music. This site is a good place to start becoming familiar with Hawaiian culture.

Hawaiian Independence ~
This site is dedicated to issues revolving around Hawaii as an independent and sovereign state. The historical and archived information is excellent, as well as the list of the links and cultural information.

Native Hawaiians ~
This site answers the question “Who are native Hawaiians?” and provides a historical time line, the latest news, articles, lesson plans, and a press kit. There are links to a few other sites including the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

African Americans

African Americans in History ~
This site provides brief biographical sketches of several key figures in African American history.

African Americans in the Humanities, 20th Century ~
This site primarily provides links to sites that contain biographical information about important African American personalities of the twentieth century. It also contains links to Asian, Hispanic, and Native American personalities.

The Black World Today ~
TBWT’s mission is to use the Internet to empower Black people in the United States and internationally. The news and features presented on the site are general news of value and interest to African Americans. Numerous commentaries are featured that reveal varying opinions about current events as well as African American and Caribbean issues. TBWT also provides links to help build the African American community.

The Faces of Science: African Americans in Science ~
This site profiles African American men and women who have contributed to the advancement of science and engineering. The site includes African American chemists, biologists, inventors, engineers, and mathematicians.
European American Ethnic Groups

American Institute of Polish Culture ~
The American Institute of Polish Culture maintains a good Web site of their own, but their list of links to other pages about Polish culture is an excellent resource for any subject.

Center for Migration Studies ~
CMS is committed to studying all aspects of human migration including historical, economic, political, and sociodemographic. This site includes a documentation center with a comprehensive library as well as numerous links to related European Web sites and others in the Federation of Centers for Migration Studies.

Center for the Study of White American Culture ~
The Center for the Study of White American Culture is a multiracial organization that examines different racial and cultural groups of White Americans. The Center promotes the idea that “Knowledge of one’s own racial background and culture is essential when learning how to relate to people of other racial and cultural groups.” This site has a great list of links including one about European American heritage where people can learn about ethnic heritages. Additionally, there is a White studies library that can be searched by subject.

One Stop Italian American Culture and Heritage ~
This site offers a good variety of resources from literature to current events. There is even an Italian American magazine available to read.

Slovak-American International Culture Foundation ~
This foundation is designed to provide information about Slovak-American and Slovak contributions to society. The site provides good cultural background information.

Jewish Americans

Jewish Americans: History and Bibliography for Children and Young Adults ~
This is primarily a site with links to other sources for children’s books, bibliographies, and publishers. Some of the specific categories listed are biographies, Jewish Holidays, the Holocaust, professional resources, and history.

Multicultural Research: Jewish American/Judaic Research ~
This site has been put together by the Multicultural Resource Center of the Schaffer Library Union College for the purpose of providing sources and tools for academic research. It is primarily a site with numerous links to other sources for Jewish culture and history such as private centers, societies, and organizations, communication networks with worldwide news updates, and an on-line book catalog.

National Museum of American Jewish History ~
The National Museum of American Jewish History site offers virtual tours of online exhibitions.

Mexican Americans

Hispanic American History and Literature for K-12 ~
This site offers a comprehensive list of resources for teachers of all grade levels. The list contains categories such as biography, periodicals, Hispanic heritage, history, and Mexican Americans.

Mexican American Studies and Research Center (MASRC) ~
MASRC is committed to public policy on Mexican Americans and addresses issues of concern to this group. The Center achieves these goals through its comprehensive curriculum, research agenda, and publications.

The Mexican Museum ~
The Mexican Museum Web page allows you to browse their current and permanent collections of Mexican American and Chicano contemporary art. The museum also offers curriculum and materials for teachers.

Park Net: A History of Mexican Americans in California ~
This is a site of the National Park Service describing A History of Mexican Americans in California. Although this site is specific to California, it describes in detail various time periods including the Mexican War, post-conquest, 1900-1940, World War II, the Chicano movement, and the future. The site also includes a good list of specific links to historical sites.

Puerto Ricans in the United States

Blacks and Puerto Ricans Studies Resource Page ~
This page provides an excellent overview of Puerto Rican history and culture as well as good bibliographies on Puerto Rican literature and art. In addition, there is a good biographical source list of important Puerto Rican historical figures.

Puerto Rico and the American Dream ~
Puerto Rico and the American Dream is an extremely thoughtful site on the history, culture, and politics of Puerto Rico. The site includes a film section, and online gallery, discussion boards, historical time lines, oral histories, and announcements and current event postings.

Selected Reference Sources on Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans in the W.E.B. Du Bois Library ~
This site includes almanacs and bibliographies. Other resources provide information on topics such as culture, economics, health, and race relations.

Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute ~
The content of this site is a curriculum called “The Heritage and Culture of Puerto Ricans” by the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute. It was designed to supplement social studies in grades three and four, but may be adapted for all levels.

Cuban Americans

Latin American and Caribbean Center ~
The Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) is part of Florida International University. This site describes the Center, public education and outreach efforts (including teacher-training workshops, faculty development in foreign language education, and distance learning), publications and resources, grants and research, and news and events. The Cuban Research Institute is within the LACC and offers degree programs, symposiums, and information on current events.

Simon Fraser University Library ~
This site provides an annotated bibliography of novels, written in English about Cuba/Cubans/ Cuban Americans from 1851-2000, was compiled by the Simon Fraser University Library. It is a good source for secondary teachers but it excludes children’s and young adult fiction.

University of Miami Libraries; Cuba and Cuban Americans on the Internet ~
This site is quite possibly the most comprehensive place to visit if you are looking for links relating to Cuban Americans. You can view links in such categories as archives, culture and history, databases, newspapers, and directories. The site even provides links to the Institute for Cuban and Cuban American Studies.

Asian Americans

The Asian American Curriculum Project (AACP) ~
The mission of the AACP is to educate the public about the Asian American experience by offering materials for all age groups, all levels of education, and all Asian ethnic groups. The AACP publishes an excellent and comprehensive catalog of materials for teaching about Asian Americans. This is an excellent nonprofit organization that has been engaged in its important work since 1970. Florence M. Hongo is the general manager of AACP.

Asian American Studies Center, UCLA ~
This center is on the UCLA campus and contains more than just class listings. This excellent research center provides updates on important events and functions.

Asian Virtual Library ~
The University of New Orleans maintains this site, and it is complete and extensive. The layout of the site allows one to search by specific country in general categories of East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and West Asia. In addition to the vast amount of information contained in these links, there are several links that provide help and resources for teaching Asia by region, theme, and age group. Lesson plans and advice are provided.

Chinese Historical and Cultural Project ~
Based in Santa Clara, this organization’s goal is to promote and preserve Chinese American and Chinese history. It has numerous ongoing projects such as the Golden Legacy Curriculum and Seminar Series, educational grants, and a virtual museum and library.

East and Southeast Asia: An Annotated Dictionary of Internet Resources ~
This site includes links to a cast amount of information of interest and pertaining to many Asian groups. These links are divided into categories such as multiculturalism, general information, political and social issues, media, communication, culture and arts, immigrations, and academic resources.

Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) ~
FANHS provides information about many aspects of Filipino issues today. Some of the beneficial information on this site includes ongoing research, public forums, exhibits, journals, film and book reviews, and bibliographies as resources.

Institute for Korean American Culture (IKAC) ~
IKAC sponsors events to promote Korean American culture such as dance and drumming festivals. Its Web site provides book lists for categories such as art and literature, culture, and mental health.

Vietnamese American Council ~
The mission of this organization is to promote the advancement of Vietnamese Americans in American society while maintaining their Vietnamese cultural heritage. This site contains a great page of links, culture, history, and current events.

Wing Luke Asian Museum, Seattle, Washington ~
This Seattle museum home page has access to a research center that contains links to information in categories such as Asian Pacific Americans, Chinese Americans, Filipino Americans, and Japanese Americans.

Arab Americans

Arabs in America ~
Arabs in America provides many links to cultural sites, religious information, film, current events, and chat rooms. The site also provides a search engine that allows one to search for specific topics on all Arab sites.

Book Links: The Arab World and Arab Americans ~
Book Link is designed to connect the library to the classroom. This site offers a bibliography of books designed to help teachers learn about and teach Arab Americans.

Detroit Free Press: 100 Questions and Answers about Arab Americans ~
The Detroit Free Press developed this site in the city with the United States’ most concentrated Arab Americans population. Its format is 100 Questions and Answers about Arab Americans: A Journalists Guide.


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