Journey for Justice Curriculum
An example of a culturally and community responsive Ethnic Studies Unit.

Description

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

Unit Overview

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

Time Required

We anticipate that the time to complete the entire unit is about two weeks (60-90 minutes a day).

Required Materials

Connection to Equity

CRE wanted to share this resource as an example of a culturally and community responsive Ethnic Studies Unit that can be used by any of the teachers or organizations that they are working with. Not only can it be used for the content of the curriculum but it can used a model for developing curriculum.

Preferred Citation

Journey for Justice Curriculum Guide by Daisy Lopez, Aileen Pagtakhan, Aldrich Limpin Sabac, Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales, and Dawn Mabalon