What is RISE?
RISE is a curriculum support program designed to improve international studies and multicultural education in Northeastern California schools. Under the auspices of the CSU, Chico colleges of Communication and Education, and Behavioral and Social Sciences, and the School of Graduate, International and Interdisciplinary Studies, RISE provides support to students, teacher candidates and classroom teachers in the forms of standards-aligned curriculum materials, including books, thematic units, audio-visual materials, costumes and artifacts. Director of the RISE Library, Maureen Fredrickson, also conducts tours and workshops on artifact-based lessons by appointment.
Why International Studies?