A project of Brooklyn Historical Society


Voices of Mixed Heritage: Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations
Grade Range:

Voices of Mixed Heritage: Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations is an interdisciplinary curriculum designed for grades 6–12. We invite students and educators to engage with the topic of mixed heritage and identity in the United States from the mid-19th century to the present. Students will investigate the voices and representation of those who identify as mixed-heritage individuals through oral histories, archival primary sources, popular culture references, and contextualizing secondary sources. This will allow them to unpack complex political concepts such as race, racism, identity, equity, and self-determination.  

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To download the curriculum, click here! The full curriculum includes directions and background information for teachers with primary and secondary sources and accompanying worksheets for students. You will need an up-to-date version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download it for free here

For an easy “click-through” slideshow accompaniment with all of the multimedia links, questions for group discussion, and student reference charts ready to go, click hereAlso for your reference, below are the five oral histories featured in the curriculum.

Corbin Laedlein - Were You Adopted?

Sonnet Takahisa - Being In-Between

Asha Sundararaman - Third Culture Kid

Robert Hammond - Makes me 100% True American

Sergia Andrade - Where Do I Fit?

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