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California Content Standards Based Curricula

California Content Standards Based Curricula

Available for download free-of-charge, the first three lesson plans in the series are designed for classroom use by middle and high school educators and serve as tools for teaching history. The curricula were made possible by grants from the Alfred J. Casola Trust, the Getty Foundation, and Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.

World War II

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This lesson examines the restrictions, relocations, and internment of Italian Americans during World War II, including the lasting effects of the wartime stigmas.
First Amendment

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A lesson exploring the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, its history, challenges, and application to students’ lives.
Civil Rights

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This curricula explores the role an Italian American judge played in outlawing the Ku Klux Klan in the State of California and eliminating segregation in housing.
A Nation of Immigrants

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A lesson exploring the immigration history of the United States from the colonial period to the present day.
Folk Dances: The Tarantella

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Southern Italy’s Tarantella
The “Dance of the Spider”
Food Traditions

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Exploring the Connections Between Food and Culture