A Diaspora Curriculum: Children of the World

By Ana Maria Klein.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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This curriculum can be used by schools and teachers world-wide much in the same way as the Holocaust Curriculum is currently used with children in the U.S.A. and Canada. The Jewish migration during biblical times is usually what we associate with diaspora. This curriculum goes beyond that moment in history to a contemporary diaspora that includes people from all of the continents in the world. The curricular information, teaching and learning strategies, content & resources, interdisciplinary approaches, curricular integration, archival documents and curricular highlights will be shared within the paper. This serves the dialogue in the humanities as it sets a renewed agenda for teaching about marginalized people in the world who have had to flee their countries of origin to establish new roots elsewhere. It speaks to the value of their cultural and linguistic contributions traditions that to their countries of adoption.

Keywords: Diaspora Curriculum, Design for School-Age Children, Multiple Contemporary Diaspora Movements World-Wide

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 9, Issue 5, pp.201-210. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.561MB).

Dr. Ana Maria Klein

Department Chair, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, College of Education, State University of New York, Fredonia, New York, USA

I am a McGill University graduate (2000) in Curriculum and Instruction and a former Venezuelan educator. Currently, I am Department Chair in the College of Education at SUNY Fredonia, within the Department of Curriculum & Instruction. I have revisited Venezuela multiple times observing the many changes within these past ten years.

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