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Working Toward a Culturally Relevant Classroom

a remote learning experience discussing how democracy is threatened and how educators protect democracy
February 27, 2020 - 7:00pm EST

We often live within the status quo, therefore it's sometimes difficult to see how the world exists beyond our everyday lives. The past has so much to teach us, as do our students. How do we intersect effective social studies instruction and culturally relevant learning in a way that honors students' cultural competence? 

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy (CRP) is a lens to examine the curriculum and classroom activities and make it relevant to the students in their classroom. Using CPR with primary sources can help our learners understand history while reflecting on their own knowledge and experiences. Join us in this webinar for hands-on activities that share historical instruction through a culturally relevant lens.


Jessica Ellison, Teacher Education Specialist, K-12 Programs and Services, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN

Jessica has been a teacher educator at the Minnesota Historical Society for 15 years. She creates professional development and curriculum materials for K-12 social studies teachers, and currently serves as President of the Minnesota Council for the Social Studies. Jessica also serves on her local school board and has four children (ages 12, 10, 8, 6) with her husband, Matt.


Webinar Fee: $25 NCSS members* / $50 nonmembers 
*Complimentary Registration is included with NCSS Premium Membership