Classroom Close-up NJ films Italian Heritage Curriculum


October 16, 2016

Classroom Close-up, NJ took a look at how the Universality of Italian Heritage Curriculum helps both teachers and students.

Universality of Italian Heritage Curriculum

From Left to Right. Back row: Cav. Gilda Rorro Baldassari, Ed.D. (Chair NJIHC Curriculum Project), Joseph Costal, Robert DiBiase (Chair NJIHC). Front Row: Kristen Roesch, Alexandra Peters (12th-grade student) and Emily Rock.

On Tuesday April 12th, The Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District was filmed by NJTV integrating a lesson on immigration from The Universality of Italian Heritage Curriculum. The Curriculum was developed for educators by the New Jersey Italian Heritage Commission, in consultation with the New Jersey Department of Education and is a free resource that meets all the federal and state curriculum mandates.

Teachers from the district, Emily Rock and Kristin Roesch, accompanied by the Supervisor of English and World Languages, Joseph Costal, had previously presented a lesson at the Consulate General of Italy, in Philadelphia and at Mercer County College in November 2015 at the Commission’s Annual Congress.  On Tuesday, they provided a live demonstration for Classroom Close-up, NJ a half-hour television program for NJTV that features innovative projects in New Jersey public schools.

This segment first aired on NJTV on October 16, 2016.

View Lesson Plans from the Italian Heritage Curriculum

 

Italian Heritage Curriculum Filming

Filming the Universality of Italian Heritage Curriculum

Italian Heritage Curriculum

Teachers Emily Rock and Kristen Roesch utilizing a Universality of Italian Heritage Curriculum Lesson plan.

Gilda Rorro Baldassari

Cav. Gilda Rorro Baldassari, Ed.D. preparing for Classroom Close-up, NJ Interview