This session critiques the problematic representations in fake news of Latin@s and Middle Easterners as Others. Participants will consider critical pedagogical approaches that reconceptualize our populations in teaching.
How can we help students understand the daily indignities of segregation? The Green Books, a motorist guide for African Americans, provides a geographic representation of racism and discrimination in 20th-century America.
Are you intimidated by graphic novels? Learn to read panels with confidence, and evaluate the accuracy and authenticity of visual representations. Example texts are set in 20th-century China and Japan.
Strategies that embrace the current political environment by placing issues in a historical context. Activities and resources will be provided illustrating how this helps students understand their complex modern world.
Begin a decolonization conversation. Using scripts, participants walk in someone else's shoes as Europeans and First Nations in The Blanket Exercise, a condensed version of Canada's colonial history. Handouts provided.
Latino middle school students in an academic summer program explored how the movement of people--either voluntarily or involuntarily--throughout history impacts an understanding of civic participation in America today.
Social studies educators teach students the content knowledge, intellectual skills, and civic values necessary for fulfilling the duties of citizenship in a participatory democracy. The mission of National Council for the Social Studies is to provide leadership, service, and support for all social studies educators.