First ever “for-credit” high school course about multiracial history and identity in the nation.
In one semester students create reflective journals, with two major projects that include oral presentations, and explore self-identity. Guest speakers active in the multiracial movement presented class lectures. Students screened several educational videos and learned from multiracial vocabulary texts.
The Multiracial Studies (MRS) Course was first administered during the spring semester of February 2012 to April 2012. The course was delivered at the Los Angeles School of Global Studies (LASGS) at the Miguel Contretras Complex in Downtown Los Angeles.
Course Objectives and Goals:
To gain a deeper awareness and understanding of your own cultural heritage, through learning about the multiracial community, thereby strengthening students’ identity
- To learn about the concepts of race and culture and how they have been interpreted in the past until now
- To teach about the multiracial community and the different facets of race, culture, history, and identity
- What is Race?
- Race in the USA
- The Multiracial Movement
- Multiracial Expressions
- Race and Ethnicity
- Arts and Culture
- Immigration and Migration
- Multiracial Community History
- Transracial Adoption
- Identity and Expression