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Resources That Support Diverse Viewpoints

This folder contains resources that can be used to supplement existing curriculum in order to broaden cultural knowledge and represent diverse perspectives. It is a work-in-progress and is in no way representative of the vast resources available online.

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Teaching Tolerance

Teaching Tolerance provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school. Educators use our materials to supplement the curriculum, to inform their practices, and to create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants. Our program emphasizes social justice and anti-bias. 

Indigenous Wisdom

Indigenous Wisdom Curriculum Project is a Pueblo-based Curriculum. The curriculum serves as a counter-narrative to the presentation of the history of New Mexico presented in our schools today. At the center of the curriculum are concepts and core values that have operated as vehicles for resistance, emancipation, and transformation for Pueblo people as part of maintaining our cultural integrity and exercise of sovereignty, all in the face of colonizing measures taken by Spain, Mexico, and the United States. The Leadership Institute at the SFIS is the primary source for the timeline work and concept development to this project.

PBS Learning Media

PBS Learning Media is an award-winning collection of free resources brought to you by the New Mexico Public Broadcasting Service.

Common Lit

CommonLit is a nonprofit education technology organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, especially students in Title I schools, graduate with the reading, writing, communication, and problem-solving skills they need to be successful in college and beyond.

Indigenous New Mexico—Sharing the Wonders of Our World!

(WOW) is a curriculum packet (PDF) developed by the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture that includes information and educational lessons to provide background on the following Southwest land-based tribes: Apache tribal communities, Navajo Nation, and Pueblo communities. The resource features a total of 24 tribes. The curriculum packet is intended as a pre-visit companion to the WOW mobile exhibit, which has been developed on essential areas that are important to the three land-based tribal groups: Plants and Foods (corn and yucca; Navajo textiles/dyes); Clothing (Apache, Pueblo, and Navajo); Musical Instruments (drums and rattles); Art (Apache and Pueblo pottery; Navajo textiles); and Hunting Tools (bow & arrow, atlatl, and rabbit sticks). 

The 1619 Project

The 1619 Project, inaugurated with a special issue of The New York Times Magazine, challenges us to reframe U.S. history by marking the year when the first enslaved Africans arrived on Virginia soil as our nation's foundational date. Here you will find reading guides, activities, and other resources to bring The 1619 Project into your classroom


Created by UNM, IndigNM aims to provide resources and Indigenous perspectives that will inspire inquiry and debate on the complexity of New Mexico history. They have identified various types of resources that align with a framework to provide counter-narratives in New Mexico History for curriculum, instruction, and policy in high school social studies.

Celebrating Black History

This lession on Black Futurism was created to show the ways that black history shows up in modern life and culture.



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