This curriculum can be used in your own classroom or can be used as a model of for developing your own ehtnic studies curriculum.
Background of the Journey for Justice Curriculum
While she was writing the book, Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong, Dr. Dawn Mabalon asked her best friend and colleague, Dr. Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales, to create an accompanying curriculum. In 2001, Allyson founded Pin@y Educational Partnerships (PEP), an education pipeline that provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to teach Ethnic Studies in classrooms in San Francisco. PEP has developed Filipina/o/x/American Studies curriculum from K-College and has grown into a national network of critical teachers/counselors/social workers/lawyers/professors/educators. Drawing from the PEP network, Allyson built a team of three former PEP teachers who now have their own elementary, middle, and high school classrooms at public schools with significant populations of Filipina/o/x/American students.
We use ESPST as the framework to approach and engage Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong and the five coordinates guide the sequence of the lesson plans. We created the lesson plans in this unit to be connected to each other and we encourage teachers to consider teaching the whole series,but each lesson can also be taught individually. We anticipate that the time to complete the entire unit is about two weeks (60-90 minutes a day).
Table of Contents
Introduction to the Curriculum
Introductory Lesson A- Dignified & Determined: The Labor and Activism of Filipina/o American Farmworkers (This original lesson was written and published by Dr. Dawn Mabalon and Dr. Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales in the PEP Sourcebook in 2007)
Introductory Lesson B- Larry Itliong is in the Heart: Reading the Book
Introductory Lesson C- Introduction to the Ethnic Studies Praxis Story Plot and Sequencing
Lesson 1- Expose the Problem
Lesson 2- Oppressive Action
Lesson 3- Tension and Trauma
Lesson 4- Taking Action/Resistance/Healing
Lesson 5- Resistance and Revolution