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“I am convinced that the world I envision and want to inhabit is possible. I believe that it exists already in fragments. This is a core belief and perhaps this is why I don’t despair.”

—Mariame Kaba - abolitionist, organizer and educator

Featured Lesson Plans

Huddled Mass or Second Class? Challenging Anti-Immigrant Bias in the U.S. “They Don’t Know Me”: Exposing the Myths and Establishing the Facts about Immigration

What: Anti-Defamation League Unit. This lesson helps students to differentiate the myths from the facts about immigrants and immigration. Students participate in a quiz and…

What the Tour Guide Didn’t Tell Me: Tourism, Colonialism, and Resistance in Hawai’i

What: Many advocates of tourism say Native Hawai’ian culture “naturally” lends itself to the tourist industry, touting that “aloha spirit”— based on sharing and love—has…

From Chaos to Community

What: A teacher uses student suggestions in a scaffolded creation to create a community-centered classroom. She spends much of the first month on community building,…
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Featured Social Justice Literature for Youth

The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi

The Name Jar tells a story of a new country, a new town and a new school for Unhei (pronounced “Yoon-hye”). So what about a…

Ink and Ashes by Valynne Maetani

Winner of Tu Books’ New Visions Award, Ink and Ashes is a fascinating debut novel packed with romance, intrigue, and heart-stopping action. Claire Takata has…

We Are Not Free by Traci Chee

From New York Times best-selling and acclaimed author Traci Chee comes We Are Not Free, the collective account of a tight-knit group of young Nisei,…
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Video & Article Pairings of the Month

Asian American Heritage Month Videos and Articles

This month we pair two videos, Write About Now Poetry: Khoi the Poet - "Asian American History" (ALERT: Adult language used) and Asian America Voices:…
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Upcoming Opportunities

  • New at the University of Oregon: Education Leaders for Oregon’s English Learners (ELOEL) Project 🦆 If you are a licensed K-8 teacher looking to gain an ESOL endorsement and learn more strategies to support your English Learner students, check out the ELOEL Project to see if you are eligible for our fully grant-funded, online ESOL endorsement program. Accepting applications now for Summer 2023! Learn more and check your eligibility:
  • Ongoing exhibit until May 14 Dakota Modern: The Art of Oscar Howe
  • Teaching Lessons of the Holocaust: July 11-13, 22 PDUs. This three day program is for 4th - 12th grade educators in Jackson, Josephine, Douglas, Lane, Linn, and Benton counties. As we grow our team and hire a Regional Museum Educator, we are seeking to deepen our connections with educators in these counties. As part of the programs educators will expand their knowledge of SB664 (Oregon’s Holocaust and genocide education requirement) and explore curricular strategies and resources that highlight local connections around the topic. Link to apply:
  • Teaching the Holocaust with Care, Curiosity, and Confidence: July 24-28, 40 PDUs. This four day program is for pre-service, middle, and high school teachers who have been teaching about the Holocaust for less than five years. It’s a great opportunity for educators to gain a solid foundation in how to teach about the Holocaust responsibly. Link to apply:

OEA Equity Sparks - Are you an OEA member who is also a Black, Indigenous, Person of Color (BIPOC)? Are you wanting to explore all the many ways OEA is providing BIPOC affinity engagement that help our BIPOC members to find support, leadership, learning, networking, community, advocacy, inclusion, empowerment, adventure, healing and growth? Fill out this easy form to get more detailed info on our Equity SPARKS program and more.