Multicultural Resources

Calendars, websites, blogs and other publications to support school environments that are inclusive and pluralistic.

For Teachers and Staff
Resources for Teaching Thanksgiving
 New in 2022

Resources for Celebrating Asian, Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Culture & for Addressing Anti-Asian Racism

DJUSD 2021-2022 Calendar with School and Cultural Holidays

Thinking about Holiday Celebrations in Schools

UC Davis Multicultural Calendar: Lists of holidays for many religions and cultures, with explanation of significance.

Multicultural and Social Justice Books for Children, Young Adults and Educators

Diverse BookFinder: Identify and Explore Multicultural Picture Books

Guidelines for Selecting Anti-Bias Children's Books

OurStory, a tool for finding diverse books for all ages, from the folks at We Need Diverse Books

American Indians in Children's Literature  with a link to a lecture (April 2019) by moderator Debbie Reese

Native American Children's Literature Reading List (pdf)

Latinx in Kid Lit, reviews and booklists 'exploring the world of Latinx YA, MG and children's literature,' including the Pura Balpre‘ Award winners.

The FAIR Education Act and Resources for Teaching LGBTQ History

Choosing Diverse Picture Books, A conversation with the founders of Diverse BookFinder, and link to an Action Guide hosted by EmbraceRace, April 2020

Native American & Indigenous Resources

The following resources are culturally legitimate sources of knowledge and information. Most can be used in instruction, though some may not be appropriate for all ages. All of them are useful for professional understanding and context. Please note the primary emphasis on Native voices as a standard. Bear in mind that it is important to both learn and share history as well as to know the current lived experiences of Native Americans and their sovereign nations.  The Climate Office welcomes suggestions of additional resources.

Curriculum Resources for the Classroom

About Teaching California’s Native History

Direct Voices of Native/Indigenous People