What is the Supporting Equity in Education project?
To support Connecticut teachers as they implement the new SERC Black/African American and Latino/Puerto Rican Course of Studies, the Connecticut Historical Society has applied for and received a Museums for America grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to fund the Supporting Equity in Education project. This project will produce 10 digital resource packs related to Black and African American Studies and Latino and Puerto Rican studies. Each digital resource pack will include teacher resources and primary sources from the CHS collection highlighting local and Connecticut Black and Latino stories. Once completed, these digital resource packs will be available online on the CHS website, free for all educators to use with their students. Our goal is that these packs will amplify the voices, history, and contributions of Black and Latino people in Connecticut, and support teachers in, as the Connecticut Social Studies Frameworks strongly suggest, “using local and state history wherever and whenever possible.”
This project will be supported throughout all phases by a Teacher Advisory Board comprised of a diverse selection of teachers from various school districts throughout the state. This board will provide feedback and insight to ensure the project meets the precise needs of the target population.
The Supporting Equity in Education project will begin in September 2022 and be completed in September 2024.