Days of Italians is the basis for an Italian American History curriculum that is being developed for public, charter, home
schools, and as an online course designed to be made available to the public through a dedicated website. This project
is compatible with the Mission of the Italian Historical Society of America in developing educational materials about Italians and Italian Americans, and providing these materials to schools.
Historical Society of America is a non-profit educational and research corporation, under the leadership of John J. LaCorte,
Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Philosophy (former Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies) at California
State University, Dominguez
Hills. His father, John N. LaCorte, founded the Society in 1949 to overcome negative stereotypes by popularizing the lives
of the many Italians who have made significant contributions to Western Civilization, and to inspire others who learn of these
great achievements. The motto of the Society is Inspiratio per Exemplum, "Inspiration through Example."
Society has begun to direct its energies and resources toward reaching a wider audience through the use of video, computer
technologies, and evolving electronic media; and is also focusing on the development of educational materials, made available
to schools, that bring an awareness of the significant contributions that the Italian culture has brought to our way of life.
The Society is the Fiscal Sponsor for this project, providing a 501(c)3 non-profit
status, that allows for tax-deductible contributions.
are accepted for any amount and will allow work to continue for developing the required education materials necessary for
teaching and learning about Italian American history, culture, and heritage.
with a Check
Make check payable to:
Italian Historical Society of America