Multiculturalism

Teacher Webinar | Oh Noah!

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Learn how to give young kids a playful introduction to Spanish with Oh Noah! – the PBS KIDS collection of free animated videos, games, and hands-on activities designed for children ages 4-8. This webinar hosted by WNET provides an overview of the Oh Noah! digital media collection and related parent and educator materials to help support the use of Oh Noah! with kids at home and in the classroom.

Native Voices | American Passages: Unit 1

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Explore how American Indian oral traditions link people to the culture, myths, and land in this half-hour video from the series American Passages. Traditionally, the oral storyteller is a human individual who relates the mythological to others. Contemporary American Indian written literature draws on oral traditions even as it translates them into European forms. These stories are necessary for the culture to survive in the era after European contact. A kind of "cultural contact," this written literature deals with the interaction of Native and European cultures and identities.

Exploring Borderlands | American Passages: Unit 2

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Discover writings based on the experiences of mestizos, people of mixed racial and cultural backgrounds, in this half-hour video from the American Passages series. The U.S./Mexico border region has long been a site of contact, conflict, and new beginnings. It is a place where geographical, cultural, political, and racial boundaries are challenged and restructured. Contemporary Chicano literature and culture arises out of a literary history that begins with the narratives of Spanish exploration.

Let's Make Music!

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Multicultural Songs and Activities by Jessica Baron Turner and Ronny Susan Schiff

My Name Is Not Angelica (Unabridged)

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The planter who buys you will put you to work in his household or in the sugar-cane fields. In the fields, under the hot sun, slaves don't last long, perhaps a year. So show your white teeth, Raisha, smile a lot, and don't say anything unless you're asked. Snatched from her home in Africa, sixteen-year-old Raisha begins her new life on the island of St.

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My Name Is Not Angelica (Unabridged)

Project Mulberry (Unabridged)

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Julia Song and her friend Patrick want to team up to win a blue ribbon at the state fair, but they can't agree on the perfect project. Then Julia's mother suggests they raise silkworms, as she did years ago in Korea. The optimistic twosome quickly realizes that raising silkworms is a lot tougher than they thought.

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Project Mulberry (Unabridged)

Morning Girl

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Through the alternating voices of 12-year-old Morning Girl and her younger brother Star Boy, we step into the extraordinarily rich lives of an indigenous family on a Bahamian Island in 1492, just as their paradise is about to be discovered and a new world order begins to take shape.

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Morning Girl

Food: A Multicultural Feast (1998)

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One result of increased global trade and travel is that we all have multi-cultural stomachs. This video examines the multi-cultural origins of many foods and unearths a few surprises. Viewers learn chili isn't Mexican, spaghetti and meatballs is uniquely American, chop suey doesn't exist in China, and sauerkraut was a Chinese invention.

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Food: A Multicultural Feast

Global Eating: Learning From Other Cultures (2003)

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What can we learn from other cultures about food and nutrition? Some countries share our love for food yet manage to avoid our epidemic of obesity. How do they do it? By studying how other cultures eat, we can gain some useful (and tasty) ideas to adapt to our own needs.

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Global Eating: Learning From Other Cultures

How To: Use Students' Diverse Cultural Backgrounds to Enhance Academic Achievement (2007)

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Encourage cultural responsiveness and nurture sociocultural consciousness in the classroom with this 15-minute video. Students can share their own cultural experiences or the experiences of their parents and families. Invite families to participate in classroom activities. Being positive about diversity in the classroom will affect how students see their school, community, and the world.

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Professional
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How To: Use Students' Diverse Cultural Backgrounds to Enhance Academic Achievement

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