Dear Supporter Ji,
We are happy to share that the Sikh Coalition's educational resources, including our Middle School and High School Lesson Plans and Sikh Celebrations Guide for Elementary School Students, have been added to the list of resources for Illinois educators to access when teaching Asian American and Pacific Islander History.
By way of background, in April 2021, the Teaching Equitable Asian American Community History (TEAACH) Act amended Illinois School Code, ensuring that every public elementary and high school student in Illinois learns about the contributions of Asian Americans to the economic, cultural, social, and political development of the United States.
We are thrilled to have worked with Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) Chicago to include resources in the database that educate students on the Sikh community. Moving forward, we will continue to engage with the educators and the Sikh community of Illinois to ensure that accurate information about Sikhs is integrated into state standards and their associated materials.
Senior Manager of Education at the Sikh Coalition