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Explore our curated resources to support your Ethnic Studies teaching! Discover media clips libraries, oral histories, and our HSESI Teaching Resource Hub. Please note that our resource hub is currently in development, but is available for early preview, especially for feedback and suggestions on how to best develop it. For any questions, please email hsesi@berkeley.edu.

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Exploratory Research Report

The UC Berkeley High School Ethnic Studies Exploratory Report examines the potential of a UC Berkeley curriclum development effort in supporting Bay Area high school teacher and school districts, and therefore future generations of California students. Although the report is exploratory and not exhaustive, it does offer strategic reasons for UC Berkeley's involvement in the California High School Ethnic Studies graduation requirement and recommendations for how, where, and when to interact.

Protestors in silouhette advocating for a High School Ethnic Studies at the California State Capitol


After years of grassroots efforts and advocacy, in 2021 the California Board of Education approved a high school Ethnic Studies model curriculum, designed to include the significant contributions of Asian, Black, Latino, and Native Americans in national and state history and life. On October 8, 2021, Governor Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 101, which requires all local educational agencies (LEAs), including charter schools, serving high school students, to provide a full-year course in ethnic studies by the 2025-26 school year, for students graduating in the 2029-30 school year and beyond. Learn more

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Third World Liberation Front (TWLF) Oral History Project

Third World Liberation Front (TWLF) Oral History Project features interviews with student strikers from the 1969 and 1999 TWLF movements. This page is under development and will link to selected interviews on Calisphere.