Santa Ana Unified School District ethnic studies curriculum for 9th graders entirely based in critical race theory and critical gender theory


As part of California’s effort to mandate ethnic studies for all students in Californian schools, the Santa Ana Unified School District has published the curriculum for their 9th grade English Ethnic studies course. The stated aim of the course is to “educate students to be politically, socially, and
economically conscious about their personal connections to local and global narratives
and histories through the interdisciplinary lens of Ethnic Studies.”

For the unit on race, ethnicity, and identity students are to ask themselves the following questions:

The readings for the unit include two readings by Howard Zinn who is known for his socialist views and support for teaching Critical Race Theory to students:

The full course syllabus is listed below: