Unit Guide: The Connecticut Black and Latino Studies Collection

After landmark legislation was signed into law, Connecticut high schools are now required to offer an elective course on the accomplishments, struggles, intersections, perspectives, and collaborations of Black and Latino people in the United States.

To support this new mandate, we’re pleased to offer The Connecticut Black and Latino Studies Collection in partnership with EdAdvance.

Receive Content

Key Takeaways

Flexible units and curated content
Expose students to unheard perspectives in history, supporting the development of inquiry and critical thinking skills
Lesson Supports
Equip teachers with content and instructional resources directly aligned to the SERC’s suggested course framework
Cover statewide mandate for high school elective course on African American, Black, Latino, and Puerto Rican contributions to United States history, society, economy, and culture

Content Preview

Read the first paragraph of this content here

This collection is available as an add-on to Newsela Social Studies, a teacher favorite for high-interest, high-quality content that exposes students of all grade bands to diverse perspectives and inquiry-based learning opportunities.

Other Newsela Content



4 Key Elements to Grow Skilled Readers

Educators need instructional content and tools to elevate their lessons and inspire learners. With this success in mind, we pinpointed four key elements to prioritize when selecting and planning your ELA resources.



Major literacy gains from weekly use

This study examined literacy skill growth of elementary students in Dexter Community School and found that the Newsela users achieved about three additional months of literacy skill growth.



Newsela 101: Product Suite Fundamentals

Dive into Newsela’s suite of premium products with this overview of all that Newsela has to offer. You’ll get a live view into our products which are purpose-built to unlock student motivation.