As the U.S. population is becomes more and more diverse, the need to embrace the many cultures in our classrooms is more important than ever.
When a student’s learning environment respects their history, values, beliefs, and behaviors, students and their families are better positioned to thrive in school.
This calendar was designed in response to First Book and Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) member feedback. Many educators said they face challenges in finding time or resources to regularly celebrate culture, diversity, and inclusion with their students.
In each month, you’ll find a suggested date to celebrate that includes recommended resources from First Book and suggestions for a class or group activity. You will also see month long observances, religious observances and dates of cultural, historical or inclusive significance.
Having the ability to successfully teach students who come from cultures other than one’s own is critical to the success of our increasingly diverse student population and society.
Be sure to visit the First Book Marketplace for more resources to help you celebrate culture, diversity, and inclusion all year long with your students!
This free resource was funded by the MSEA.