By 2044, half of the nation’s population will be people of color.
Training and resources to effectively educate about inclusion, acceptance of others, and respect in relation to cultural differences, is more important than ever before.
Multicultural content is relevant to promote DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) practices and policy, however these efforts are not sufficiently meeting the needs of teachers and students. These efforts are either under-resourced or are insufficiently funded to deliver on scaling multicultural learning tools and curriculum in school districts. This overburdens teachers as they are struggling in developing or finding relevant content.
Finally, pre-packaged content is now included in Google Classroom including lesson plans, activities, Powerpoint presentations, assessments, and feedback reports with options of printed materials currently available for 2nd-grade students (3rd-5th grade coming soon); to prepare students for 21st-century global citizenship while maintaining academic excellence.
Consistent, colorful curriculum with a conscience
Unlike traditional methods of promoting multicultural education through one-off activities, teachers can use UNYTUS curriculum lesson plans embedded with culturally responsive stories, activities, and assessments, informed by ELA Common Core standards of learning comprehension and vocabulary and culturally responsive pedagogy (CRP).
Lack of awareness about other values and cultures fails to prepare students for 21st-century global citizenship.
Global citizenship is the umbrella term for social, political, environmental, and economic actions of globally minded individuals and communities on a worldwide scale.
“Misunderstanding arising from ignorance breeds fear, and fear remains the greatest enemy of peace.” — Lester B Pearson
Affordable multicultural education tools and relevant content option that is culturally responsive. No need to worry about not hitting your goals in promoting and practicing multicultural education.
Eases the burden of teaching culture relevance while maintaining academic excellence. Minimize prep time with an engaging curriculum that’s already created.
Save resources and time by lessening the burden of building culturally responsive tools and a curriculum. Unytus helps build an inclusive, well-rounded education using digital technology – making it eligible for Title IV funds.
Elementary students will gain knowledge about the existence of different cultures and their values as they are formulating their beliefs and thoughts. Building knowledge and acceptance will prepare students to be global citizens when they hit the workforce.
By introducing and sharing multiple cultures and their practices, every student will feel welcome, safe, and part of the learning a community.
While sharing their personal experiences, one of my students saw herself and her friends in the story and could not stop from sharing her experiences and her family background.
My students loved getting the Unytus story books in hand, something very tangible and the excitement around doing activities at the end of story was ultimate.