Celebrating Diversity
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Navigation Bar-Links also listed separately under Categories of Diversity Sites Reviewed


Immigration to the United States reached an all-time high during the decade of the 1990s. At no other period in our history have we had such a large influx of immigrants into our country. (Critical Ethnography Conference Presentation by Dr. Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, Feb. 2000)

This is going to have a major impact upon education. Classrooms are going to become more and more diverse in ethnicity and culture, and curriculum will need to address the change.

One way to go about this is by taking advantage of the numerous resources that the Internet has to offer in the area of celebrating diversity.

Diversity sites online vary in the type of information they provide and the level of interaction they promote. Certain sites simply offer historical information and cultural information with no interactive activities. Many others offer lesson plans to help you integrate the information within your class. Still other sites offer students a chance to share multicultural information. Several of these come in the form of searchable databases that allow students to compare and contrast ethnic, racial and cultural traditions.

Celebrating Diversity has been designed as a resource for teachers. Here you will find a selection of annotated sites, grouped by category to help you locate information and projects that can assist you in integrating the celebration of diversity in your classroom.

Categories of Diversity Sites Reviewed:

  • Interactive sites that offer students a chance to dialog with others about cultural/ethnicity issues, and interactive multimedia sites online
  • Informative sites that offer historical and cultural information about diversity
  • Lesson ideas for teachers to celebrate diversity in the classroom
  • Searchable databases and indexes about diversity
  • Commercial sites that offer diversity training products to aid teachers in implementing diversity in the workplace and in instruction in the classroom

    (Note: Some of the sites provide a combination of resources across different categories. If a site could be categorized in more than one area, it has been cross-referenced, with the annotation addressing that particular category.)

Laurie Williams

Interactive SitesInformative SitesLesson IdeasDatabases and IndexesCommercial and Training Sites