Cultivating Empathy Through Instruction
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.
Learn interactive strategies that investigate historical fiction, primary source documents, technology and 4-8 literacy skills. Return to school ready to engage EL students using teacher tested questions, ideas, and resources.
Learn how to cultivate empathy and understanding among K-12 students using powerful film clips in the social studies classroom. Handouts and resources will be provided.
Expand your knowledge regarding issues and a college-wide curriculum reform that surround preparing teachers to work with English Language Learners (ELLs).
In your elementary classroom do you deal honestly with Indigenous issues relating to land loss, removal and reservations? Experience strategies and resources that will help you answer yes.
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.
Explore how the Fourteenth Amendment has reshaped American law and society, advanced the rights of Americans, and served as a cornerstone of civil rights legislation.
Lesson packages to be presented are: The History of the Syrian Crisis, The Refugee Experience, Interviews with Teenage Refugees, and How Students Can Help. Multiple handouts.
Learn how to integrate literacy strategies while being culturally inclusive. Have students annotate primary documents using text sets in preparation for responding to a Document-Based Question.
How students evaluate perspectives is indicative of their own worldview. Take away ideas that help to expand that worldview by inserting empathy through the use of multiple perspectives.