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Tuesday 2pm - 8pm
Wednesday 9am - 3pm
Thursday 2pm - 8pm
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Homeschooling - Multicultural Resources

A Critical Bibliography on North American Indians, for K-12 (Smithsonian Institution)
Well-annotated bibliography of print resources. Resourcs are subdivided into categories of for their encouragement and support. NW coast, Arctic, Subarctic, California, Plains, Southwest, Plateau, Great Basin, and Southeast.

Multicultural Lesson Plans (Awesome Library)
Annotated list of over 25 links to lesson plans involving many or other cultures.

Beyond Black History Month: The African American Studies Toolkit for Grades 6-12 (Gerri Gribi, Creative Folk)
Huge resource for studying African American history and culture. Links to biographical databases, texts, speeches, documents and images; historical timelines and Black History calendars; museums and online exhibits; recommended books, videos and CDs for school and public libraries, plus resources for Young Adult media specialists; online and offline tools for collection development; FAQ on origins and themes of annual celebrations, national organizations, Black Nationalist Colors, and 'Lift Every Voice and Sing' history, lyrics, recordings; and resources for teaching black history in subject areas: history, language arts, math and science, music, visual arts.

African Resources for the Classroom (Penn State Univ.)
Extensive resource. Recommended reading list, lesson plans, tests, themed projects.

Black History Hotlist (Franklin Institute)
Links to over 25 sites appropriate for teaching black history.

Faces of Science: African-Americans in the Sciences (Princeton Univ.)
Short profiles of almost 100 African-American scientists in fields as diverse as veterinary science, meteorology, and engineering. Includes inventors. Features photo, basic biographical info, and print bibliography; some entries have more extensive biographical info, lists of patents, etc.

Women's History Hotlist (Franklin Institute)
Links to over 35 sites appropriate for teaching or studying women's history.

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Resources are ranked within each topic; the first listed is the most useful and the last the least useful, in my opinion. This is based on depth and breadth of content, quality of links, ease of use, organisational structure, and general appearance.

A resource ranked last may be a great resource for a limited audience, or it may be an OK resource that's meant for a large audience. I have not listed resources I found to be anything but great or good, except for national organisations. Suggestions are always welcomed.
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