Oregon Public Broadcasting Television
These program resources are a good source of information and ideas to be used with the Passports lesson plan. For program air dates, log on to www.opb.org/television/daily.php. For accompanying lesson plans and resources, check the program Web sites listed below.
American Experience: "Malcolm X"
His compelling story is told through the memories of people who had close personal and working relationships with him.
Becoming American: The Chinese Experience
In the saga of American immigration, the Chinese experience is relatively unknown. But it's a dramatic story of struggle and triumph, progress and setbacks, discrimination and assimilation.
Bridging World History
This multimedia course for secondary school and college teachers looks at global patterns through time. Programs can also be streamed from the Web site.
Frontline: "House of Saud"
How the Al Saud family maintains its hold on power in the face of growing tensions between Islam and modernity.
For Gold and Glory
Set against a backdrop of racial unrest in America during the 1920s and '30s, this documentary retraces the heritage of the Gold and Glory Sweepstakes, an auto racing circuit for African-American drivers and mechanics.
TV series devoted to America's museums
Independent Lens: "A Wedding in Ramallah"
From the violence of the West Bank to the quiet suburbs of Cleveland, an intimate look at the arranged marriage of a Palestinian American man to a young woman from a traditional village.
Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire
Isolated from the West, 18th century Edo flourishes culturally and economically, becoming one of the liveliest cities in the world.
Journey to Planet Earth
Investigate the link between environmental change and the health of our planet.
The Meaning of Food
Food is how we define ourselves as members of a particular culture or community. There's great power in the kitchen -- to celebrate, to unite, to nurture and to heal.
My Journey Home
What is home? Probe America's diversity through three personal stories of buried pasts and broken dreams.
Follow a diverse group of immigrants and refugees as they leave their home and families behind and learn what it means to be new Americans in the 21st century.
Postcards From Buster
Travel North America and learn about people and culture with Buster, his dad and a rock band.
Mexican-American girl tries to hold onto her heritage as she enters puberty in 21st century America.
Helps stimulate interest in reading for pleasure and entertainment.
Roots in the Sand
A multi-generational portrait of pioneering Punjabi-Mexican families who settled in Southern California's Imperial Valley a century ago.
Slavery and the Making of America
This groundbreaking series chronicles the institution of American slavery.
Bulletin of the Office for Diversity, American Library Association -- The Diversity Toolchest: Multicultural Awards for Young Readers, a Brief History
Books on East Asia
A comprehensive list of books that include the following topics: art, Asian Americans, children's literature, culture, economics, education, geography, history, religion, travel, politics and more.
Circle of Stories
Listen to stories; look at images with Flash Player.
Foreign Language Children's Books
Site includes search strategies, other locations and resources, as well as language-specific bibliographies.
Multi-Cultural Children's Literature
List includes adoption literature, as well as Asia/Asian American, Africa/African American, Hispanic and Latino, Jewish/Hebrew, and Native American themes.
Theme week programming presents books that focus on culture and tradition.
Check these sites for programming, book suggestions and descriptions, and good companion books built around cultural themes.
African Arts and Music
In this series of lessons, students will gain an overview of the art and music that represent the diverse regions of Africa.
Songs for Teaching: Using Music to Promote Learning
National Anthems, Passports and Flags From Around the World
Words and downloadable recordings of anthems
Art Beat at School
A collection of video clips and lesson plans arranged by discipline and artist name
Creatively Teaching Multicultural Art
How teachers can teach art in ways that make students take pride in their own cultural identity while gaining respect and appreciation for the art of other cultures
The Getty's Art Education Web Site
Multicultural Art Resources
Teaching Primary Children About Japan through Art
Virtual Museum Visits
Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture
The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture collects art, artifacts and primary source material in three disciplines: regional history, fine art, and American Indian and other cultures.
Smithsonian Institute (History and Culture)
Children's Games From Around the World
Games Around the World
In this downloadable book, game rules, descriptions, ages, supplies, cultural context and more are organized by continent and then by country.