By means of this Ok-12 infusion mannequin, Italian cultural content material in all topics in grades Ok-12 might be built-in into a college district’s present, authorized curriculum. Each lesson begins with an Italian theme then expands to include the heritage of all college students.
COPOMIAO is inviting state commissioners/superintendents, dozens of dioceses, and Vatican officers to introduce this mannequin to as many U.S. faculties as potential. The lesson plans have been rigorously designed and completely examined, and so they’re obtainable on-line without charge.
“We’re assured that The Universality of Italian Heritage will open the door to an educationally stimulating and rewarding expertise for academics and college students all through the nation,” stated Cav. Gilda Rorro Baldassari, Ed.D., who chairs the NJIHC Curriculum Improvement Committee. “Italy, by way of its artwork, philosophy, innovation and tradition, closely influenced and accelerated the event of the fashionable world, so it appears becoming that we use Italian heritage as a catalyst to create extra enriching curricula for each scholar.”
Along with its classes, the curriculum has carried out its AMICIZIA (Friendship) program. This “Gemellaggio” (twining) program takes college students on a journey seldom traveled in schooling. It offers private contact experiences, a global bilingual expertise, and a car for “piloting” new classes by way of zoom.
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Fashioned in 1975 and based mostly in NYC, The Convention of Presidents of Main Italian American Organizations (COPOMIAO) is comprised of 54 of probably the most influential cultural, academic, fraternal and anti-defamation teams within the nation.
Chaired by Robert DiBiase and housed within the New Jersey Division of Schooling since 2002, the New Jersey Italian Heritage Fee (NJIHC) was fashioned to strengthen the cultural id of Italians and Italian Individuals. “We accomplish this by way of public academic applications that protect and promote an correct, bias-free, and non-stereotyped understanding and consciousness of historic and present contributions and accomplishments of the Italian heritage,” based on DiBiase.
SOURCE The Convention of Presidents of Main Italian American Organizations