Italian-American group urges schools to promote a more positive image of Italians

Dec 16, 2014 669

New Jersey's deep connections with Italy -- from the rush of immigrants more than a century ago to its original namesake, "Nova Caesarea" -- are being explored in depth by a little-known commission that has created a curriculum for the state's public schools.

The state's Italian and Italian-American Heritage Commission has released a wealth of lesson plans and other classroom resources for the public schools to teach Italy's heritage in both the state and the nation as a whole.

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