This site is contains technology resources for teachers and students to use in the classroom. They are divided into subject matter and subcategories by class. Select from the resources below or select a specific subject and sub category from the Subject menu.

Facts Regarding Hispanic Heritage

Facts Regarding Hispanic Heritage

Population 55 million – The Hispanic population of the United States as of July 1, 2014, making people of Hispanic origin the nation’s largest ethnic or race minority. Hispanics constituted 17 percent of the nation’s total population. In addition, there […]
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

During National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture. Hispanics have had a profound and […]
Rosh Hashanah Evening Home Ritual

Rosh Hashanah Evening Home Ritual

Rosh Hashanah Evening Home Ritual Lighting Candles Please note that this page contain the name of God. If you print it out, please treat it with appropriate respect. If you do not have experience reading transliteration please see the Guide […]
Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox is an American actress, reality television star, television producer, and LGBT advocate. She became known for her portrayal of Sophia Burset on the Netflix television series Orange Is the New Black, for which she became the first openly […]
Educational Amnesia

Educational Amnesia

EDUCATIONAL AMNESIA by Bryan A. Brown, Ph.D. I feel like something went wrong! There was a time in the life of black families when people thought, “If I can only get my child a quality education, their life will be […]
Understanding Culture and Diversity in Building Communities

Understanding Culture and Diversity in Building Communities

What is culture? As community builders, understanding culture is our business. Whether you live in central Kansas or New York City, whether you live in Miami, Nevada, or the Pacific Northwest, you are working with and establishing relationships with people–people […]
Why it’s important to observe Black History Month

Why it’s important to observe Black History Month

Why it’s important to observe Black History Month By Regina Edmondson | Published February 2, 2015 In the United States, the month of February is observed as Black History Month or National African American History Month, and we use the […]
What transgender people want you to know

What transgender people want you to know

Many Americans have very little understanding of what life is like for a transgender person, and can find it confusing and difficult to talk about questions of gender identity. This lack of understanding and empathy contributes to an environment in […]
Why It’s Hard to Talk about Race

Why It’s Hard to Talk about Race

Dr. Robin DiAngelo explains why white people implode when talking about race. I am white. I have spent years studying what it means to be white in a society that proclaims race meaningless, yet is deeply divided by race. This […]
Why Are People Racist?

Why Are People Racist?

Why are people racist? If we’re all part of the human race, why are people racist? After all, there are no biological differences between people. No race is superior or inferior to another. We’re all the same. There are many […]
Let’s talk race: a teacher tells students not to be ‘color-blind’

Let’s talk race: a teacher tells students not to be ‘color-blind’

Let’s talk race: a teacher tells students not to be ‘color-blind’ Author: Meghan L Mills , Assistant Professor of Sociology, Birmingham-Southern College Following the recent events featured in the media such as the riots in Baltimore that came after the fatal […]
Origins of Black History Month

Origins of Black History Month

The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. That September, the Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson and the prominent minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association […]
Eugene and Minhee Cho

Eugene and Minhee Cho

Eugene and Minhee Cho have always been aware of the imbalances in the world. It was only when they started traveling and saw with their own eyes the “faces” of the people living in extreme poverty, that they founded One […]
Claudette Colvin

Claudette Colvin

On March 2, 1955, a full nine months before Rosa Parks’ famous arrest, Claudette Colvin was dragged from a Montgomery bus by two police officers, arrested and taken to an adult jail to be booked. She was only 15 years […]
Robert Smalls

Robert Smalls

Robert Smalls was an African-American born into slavery in Beaufort, S.C., but during and after the American Civil War, he became a ship’s pilot, sea captain, and politician.He freed himself, his crew and their families from slavery on May 13, 1862, when he led […]
Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

Born on April 4, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri, writer and civil rights activist Maya Angelou is known for her 1969 memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, which made literary history as the first nonfiction best-seller by an African-American woman. […]
Inclusive Community in the Saint Mary’s Curriculum

Inclusive Community in the Saint Mary’s Curriculum

Inclusive Community in the Saint Mary’s Curriculum The academic curriculum at Saint Mary’s is designed to encompass Lasallian core values including the school’s emphasis on an Inclusive Community. Through the texts that students read and the discussions they have in […]
National Geographic Free Printable USGS PDF Quads

National Geographic Free Printable USGS PDF Quads

Link: National Geographic Printable USGS PDF Quads National Geographic has made it easy to download and print USGS 7.5′ quad maps by selecting a quadrant directly from a map of the United States. This makes finding the right map easy and […]
A Politically Correct Lexicon

A Politically Correct Lexicon

Your ‘how-to’ guide to avoid offending anyone By Joel Bleifuss In the late ’70s, “politically correct,” “PC” for short, entered the public lexicon. Folks on the left used the term to dismiss views that were seen as too rigid and, […]
Lasallian Call to Prayer

Lasallian Call to Prayer

“Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.” “Saint John Baptist de La Salle, pray for us!” “Live, Jesus, in our hearts!  Forever!” Saint John Baptist de La Salle is credited with a multitude of prayers […]
Chinese New Year Prayer of Blessing

Chinese New Year Prayer of Blessing

Let us remember That we are in the Holy presence of God Dear Heavenly Father, we thank you that in all cultures the New Year means a chance for a fresh start and a new beginning.  We pray especially for […]
The Voting Rights Act

The Voting Rights Act

The Voting Rights Act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson (1908-73) on August 6, 1965, aimed to overcome legal barriers at the state and local levels that prevented African Americans from exercising their right to vote under the 15th […]
The Fight for Women’s Suffrage

The Fight for Women’s Suffrage

On Election Day in 1920, millions of American women exercised their right to vote for the first time. It took activists and reformers nearly 100 years to win that right, and the campaign was not easy: Disagreements over strategy threatened […]
Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa

Synopsis Born in 1910, in Skopje, Macedonia, Mother Teresa taught in India for 17 years before she experienced her 1946 “call within a call” to devote herself to caring for the sick and poor. Her order established a hospice; centers […]
Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi

Born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar, India, Mahatma Gandhi studied law and advocated for the civil rights of Indians, both at home under British rule and in South Africa. Gandhi became a leader of India’s independence movement, organizing boycotts […]