My name is Jason Muñiz (He/Him/Él), and I am an Academic Coordinator for The UC Berkeley History Social Science Project. More importantly, I am a husband, son, teacher, and friend to the many amazing people who share my life.
My most meaningful professional experiences came from my time as a teacher at Fremont High School in Oakland, California. During my time with the Tiger Family I taught World History, Humanities, and Ethnic Studies. I coordinated technology for the campus, and co-led the 9th Grade Team. I worked alongside dozens of talented and thoughtful educators. I was honored to advocate for and teach the youth of East Oakland, and remain humbled at how I was accepted into their community. This was truly an experience of a lifetime.
Photos from those years (I have LOTS) can be viewed HERE.
My work for the UC Berkeley History Social Science Project has challenged me to develop curriculum for K-12 classroom teachers. One piece of work I am particularly proud of is an inquiry set meant for 12th Grade Government students (but can be used in a number of contexts). The work is centered around The Rumford Fair Housing Bill and the Dangers of Majority Rule. Please feel free to share!
This is an article and video about my work supporting the establishment of Ethnic Studies in Oakland, California Public Schools.
This is a piece I wrote for The Teaching Channel’s Education For Democracy section describing my use of “how-to” videos to guide digital instruction.
The community works website SeeClickFix asked me to describe Oakland students using their application as a vehicle for social justice.
The Teaching Channel featured three Oakland classrooms, including mine, to show High School students blogging about cultivating a voice in their communities.
In order to fulfill ELL teaching requirements in the state of California, I was challenged to pass CLAD/CTEL classes. This website is a collection of the work I produced that has served as a lasting resource for many educators who have taken the course after I did.