FAIR Education Act

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What curriculum does the FAIR Education Act include?

  1. History/Social Science Curricula
    1. Topics are aligned to the 2016 History-Social Science Framework.
    2. Topics are developmentally and age appropriate.
    3. Lessons are meant to be taught in ways that are student-driven.
  2. Instructional Materials for all Subjects

How does the FAIR Education Act influence the Adoption of Instructional Materials?

  1. Instructional materials must comply with social content requirements as adopted by the State Board of Education (CDE).
  2. For guidance from the CDE, see Social Content Review standards and forms, https://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/cr/cf/lc.asp.

What resources are available to teach the FAIR Education Act? Lessons, Primary Sources (Firsthand Accounts) and Secondary (Textbooks), and Books

Lessons for all Demographic Groups

  1. Teaching Tolerance
  2. Facing History and Ourselves
  3. Lessons on Bullying, Bias and Diversity
  4. Story Corps, Searchable Stories

 Resources for the Contributions and Role of Individuals who are Differently Abled

    1. US History Lessons
      1. Lessons from the Disability History Museum
      2. Essay from the Disability History Museum
      3. Lessons from Emerging America
    2. Resources for Discrimination, Activism and Rights for People with Disabilities
      1. Information on the 504 Sit-In
      2. Helen Keller Archive
      3. Museum of Disability
      4. Primary Source Set Tracing Disability History