Curriculum Intro

Introducing the Italian Heritage Curriculum

Congratulations! You are about to embark on a journey that was until now rarely traveled in the realm of education. By integrating the Universality of Italian Heritage lesson plans into your school’s curriculum, you will be a pioneer in preserving the worldwide cultural legacy of Italy.

This exciting and enriching resource was developed by the Curriculum Development Committee of the New Jersey Italian Heritage Committee (NJIHC). It consists of a Curriculum Infusion Model whereby Italian and Italian American material is integrated into existing curricula K-12.

These consecutive lesson plans were developed in consultation with the New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) and meet all DOE Core Curriculum Content Standards. The lesson plans are carefully designed, inclusive, thoroughly tested, and, beyond question, relevant to all students.

The K-12 Curriculum is available online for ongoing input, expansion, and review. We are confident you will find the Universality of Italian Heritage to be an educationally stimulating and rewarding experience for teachers, students, and, indeed, the entire community.

Tante grazie,

Cav. Gilda Rorro Baldassari, Ed.D.
Chair, Curriculum Development Committee

Merits of the Heritage Curriculum


Click here to watch Video of the Heritage Curriculum In Action