The Diverse Voices Project | 50+ Diverse Voices for Social Studies Classrooms

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The Diverse Voices Project | 50+ Diverse Voices for Social Studies Classrooms

The Diverse Voices Project is an ongoing initiative designed to increase the diverse voices in Social Studies Classrooms. The project emphasizes individuals whose stories have been largely absent, ignored, or under-told in history textbooks or traditional classroom instruction. Now is the time to highlight the individuals whose histories have been crucial and inspirational to the development of American or World History, yet whose stories have been repressed or silenced.

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The Diverse Voices Project is designed to be constantly growing. While the inaugural set includes 10 diverse voices, the project will grow to include 50 individuals at a minimum.

Each included piece in the Diverse Voices Project is designed to be easily implemented in your classroom, via a Google Doc or a Word Doc. Each resource includes three activities to engage students in each individual’s rich history and contributions:

Step 1: Read

  • In this section, students connect with a respectable source to understand the person’s history, challenges, and legacy.

Step 2: Watch

  • Here, students watch a short video that adds another layer for students to connect with this individual.

Step 3: Interpret

  • Students interact with a primary source artifact from the time period relating to the individual (an image, letter, speech, etc.).

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What sets are already included?

1.) Jack Johnson

2.) Harvey Milk

3.) Fred Korematsu

4.) Madam C.J. Walker

5.) Sonia Sotomayor

6.) Marsha P. Johnson

7.) Wentworth Cheswell

8.) Larry Doby

9.) Sacagawea

10.) Ilhan Omar

11.) Harriet Tubman

12.) Alice Paul

13.) James Armistead Lafayette

14.) Barbara Gittings

15.) Kurt Chew-Een Lee

16.) Peter Salem

17.) Roberto Clemente

18.) Hiawatha and the Iroquois Confederacy

19.) Susan B. Anthony

20.) Wong Kim Ark

21.) Rosalind Franklin

22.) Daisy Bates

23.) Sylvia Mendez

24.) Jesse Owens

25.) Maya Lin

26.) Claudette Colvin

27.) Joe Vandever and the Navajo Code Talkers

28.) Bayard Rustin

29.) Ed Roberts

30.) Cesar Chavez

31.) Wangari Maathai

32.) Betty Friedan

33.) Lois Mailou Jones

34.) Shirley Chisholm

35.) Tecumseh

36.) Linda Brown

37.) Ellen Ochoa

38.) Gloria Steinem

39.) Chien-Shiung Wu

40.) Tammy Duckworth

41.) Yo-Yo Ma

42.) Bass Reeves

43.) Robert Smalls

44.) Benjamin Banneker

45.) Jim Thorpe

46.) Jane Addams

47.) Emma Lazarus

48.) Chief Joseph

49.) Black Hawk

50.) Dorothea Dix

51.) Virginia Hall

52.) Fannie Lou Hamer

53.) Granville T. Woods

What sets are planned for release?

James Baldwin

Sally Ride

Stetson Kennedy

Esther Jones

Anna Smith Strong

Is there someone you'd like to see be included in this project initiative? Email me at to let me know!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Identify key steps in a text’s description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.


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