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The Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project (Stanford University)

The King Papers Project is a major research effort to assemble and disseminate historical information concerning Martin Luther King, Jr. and the social movements in which he participated. Initiated by the Atlanta-based King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, the King Papers Project is one of only a few large-scale research ventures focusing on an African American. Stanford University historian Clayborne Carson is the Project's director and senior editor. The King Papers Project principal mission is to publish a definitive fourteen-volume edition of King's most significant correspondence, sermons, speeches, published writings, and unpublished manuscripts. Within the context of this mission the King Papers Project will work with Oakland teachers to develop curriculum that can be accessed over the internet, around specific papers and documents that can be used in both history and English classrooms. Professor Carson will also be available to help teachers enhance and add to their knowledge about Dr. King and this time period in American History.

For more information about The King Papers Project visit their webite at: http://www.stanford.edu/group/King/

California Heritage Project

California Heritage Project (UC Berkeley's Interactive University)

This project will explore how the Bancroft Library's California Heritage Collection, an online archive of over 28,000 images of California history and other related primary source materials can best be used to support the study of local, California, and U.S. History in Oakland schools. How can teachers and students most effectively use the library's digital collection to enchance their understanding of California and U.S. History and culture?

For more information about the California Heritage Project visit their website at: http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/calheritage/k12project/

Connecting Students to the World (UC Berkeley's Interactive University)

Connecting Students to the World (CSW) is an educational program developed and produced by the Institute of International Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. The program uses the Internet and the World Wide Web to further collaboration between the university and other educational institutions, including California community colleges and K-12 schools as well as other universities. At the heart of the program is Conversations with History, which features interviews with distinguished men and women from all over the world who talk about their lives and their work.


Exploring Latin America

Exploring Latin America (Center for Latin American Studies)

Exploring Latin America will investigate contemporary and historical aspects of Latin America and its relationship to teachers and students in Oakland. The project will develop a Latin American website that builds and enhances existing curriculum resources. The center will work with teachers to develop curriculum and appropriate classroom resources. It will also enhance their content knowledge by setting up conversations with visiting experts on Latin America, UCB faculty and graduate students, and with students in Latin America.

For more information about the Center for Latin American Studies visit their website at: http://www.clas.berkeley.edu/clas/

Negotiating Unresolved World History Problems - A joint project of The Contemporary World History Project and The World Affairs Council

Designed for teachers and students of 10th grade world history

The World Affairs Council

The contemporary World History Project (CWHP) operates at two levels - a multiyear knowledge and skill development program for participating teachers plus a computer assisted, international negotiation simulation for students. The project's overall purpose is the development of high school teachers' knowledge and instructional skills relating to world history. Participating teachers are supported with curriculum resource materials, an email communication network, and regular coaching in the application of the project content and instructional practice in their own classrooms.

For more information about The Contemporary World History Project and The World Affairs Council visit their websites at: http://www.stanford.edu/group/CISP/CWHP.html and http://www.itsyourworld.org/schools/

Marcus Foster Educational Institute

MAFEI's OTX-W project, in partnership with OUSD's Technology Department and Urban Dreams Project, provides home and classroom computer systems, technical support, and low-cost Internet access to high school and middle school students attending Oakland public schools. These high-quality, restored computers provide students, parents, and teachers an invaluable resource to promote lifelong learning, while diverting equipment from landfill.



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The Urban Dreams Project
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