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Multicultural Education

Resources that support multicutural education through the arts. Includes links to journal articles, books, videos, lesson plans, websites, and presentation tools.

A Look at Race Relations through a Child's Eyes

Anderson Cooper details a study that seeks to gain insight into the way black and white children perceive each other.

Classroom Resources

The Sherrill Library has a special resource for educators, therapists, counselors to use called the Teaching Resource Center, which is a collection of manipulatives, textbooks, picture books, leveled readers and juvenile fiction and non fiction.

The most effective way to search the collection is to go to the FLO catalog, select the "Advanced Search" option and scroll down the "Location" tab option to find "Lesley-Sherrill Teaching Resources Collection".  Once you have that highlighted, go back above to the search box and start!



Manipulatives refer to various objects or materials that students can touch and move around in order to help them learn key educational or social/emotional concepts.

Hand in hand [kit] : multicultural experiences for young children Description: 9 student books, 1 teacher's book, 1 poster : col.
Summary: "Hand in hand : multicultural experiences for young children offers teachers of three-to-eight-years-olds multicultural, multilingual and multiracial experiences and activities"

A chorus of cultures [kit] : developing literacy through multicultural poetryBig book poetry charts and 5 student books., in bag

Cultural rainbow [picture] : an American alphabet.   Activities for use in grades 1-7 to assist in promotion of better understanding of cultural diversity and feelings of self-esteem and racial pride. Each letter is represented by a color picture and a short paragraph explaining the subject.

Children of the world poster pack [study print].  Each poster depicts children of a different land. The teacher's guide contains questions and cultural information to spark discussion, writing projects, and more.  Format:Visual Material.  Contents:20 prints include: United States, Tanzania, China, Mexico, Ireland, India, Guatemala, France, Thailand, Ecuador, Switzerland, Australia, Brazil, Spain, Bahamas, Russia, Egypt, and Japan


Lesson Plans

Multicultural K-12