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Central Text Anthology

At the heart of the Perspectives curriculum is the Central Text Anthology, a carefully curated collection of rigorous texts that exemplify anti-bias themes and meet the requirements of the Common Core State Standards.

The texts encourage students to question common understandings, consider multiple viewpoints, analyze and critique power relationships, and act to change unfair and unequal conditions.

In addition to written informational and literary texts, the Anthology includes multi-media texts (film clips, pod casts, interviews) and visual texts (cartoons, charts, photographs). Each text within the Anthology has been quantitatively analyzed for CCSS grade level and mapped to Perspectives themes and anti-bias standards. Log in and use the advanced filter to identify texts appropriate for your teaching goals. For more detailed information about how to select a text, click here. To download a complete list of texts in the Central Text Anthology, click here.

Thank you to our partners, NBC Learn, Story Corps, The New York Times Upfront and Welcoming Schools, for contributing to the Perspectives Central Text Anthology.