The U.S. population is becoming more and more diverse, and the need to embrace the many cultures in our classrooms is more important than ever. When a student’s learning environment respects their history, values, beliefs and behaviors, students and their families are better positioned to thrive in school.
This calendar was designed in response to First Book and Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) member feedback that revealed the challenges many educators face in finding time or resources to regularly celebrate culture, diversity & inclusion with their students. In each month, you’ll find a suggested date to celebrate that includes recommended resources from First Book and suggestions for a class or group activity. You will also see month long observances, religious observances and dates of cultural, historical or inclusive significance.
Visit www.fbmarketplace.org/free-resources to boost cultural competence year round with our 12-month printable calendar. Then, explore www.fbmarketplace.org/stories-for-all-project for diverse and inclusive books and resources curated by First Book.