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Teaching Multicultural Literature : A Workshop for the Middle Grades
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Workshop 7: Social Justice and Action - Alma Flor Ada, Pam Munoz, and Paul Yee
Authors and Literary Works
Video Summary
Teaching Strategies
Student Work
General Resources
Authors and Literary Works
Teaching Strategies
Additional Resources
Interactive Workbook -- Explore two poems using strategies from these workshops. Go.
Channel-Talk -- Share your views on the discussion board. Go.

Additional Resources


Chao, Lien. Beyond Silence: Chinese Canadian Literature in English. Toronto: Tsar Publications, 1997.
Chao's book provides a historical and cultural context for Chinese Canadian literature, while also specifically and thoroughly examining different authors and their works.

Delgado, Richard, and Jean Stefancic, eds. The Latino/a Condition: A Critical Reader. New York: New York University Press, 1998.
This book addresses stereotypes about Latino immigrants; their social, political, and economic positions; and how bilingualism in education has come under attack in American history.

Steiner, Stan. Fusang: The Chinese Who Built America. New York: Harper & Row, 1979.
Steiner's book discusses the key role that Chinese immigrants played in the development of the Americas, especially by building railroads in harsh and dangerous conditions.


"History of Bilingual Education." Rethinking Schools (Spring 1998).
http://www.rethinkingschools.org/ (see archives)
This article traces bilingual education in the United States from the early 19th century to the present.

Web Sites

National Association for Bilingual Education
This is the site of a nonprofit organization that advocates policies that ensure educational equity for students who are learning English.

United Farm Workers
This official site for the United Farm Workers includes a history of the organization as well as information about César Chávez and other important leaders.


The Fight in the Fields. PBS, 1997.
This site offers information about The Fight in the Fields, a documentary about Chávez and the struggle of farm workers.

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