But Miss! What about...

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But Miss! What about the Mexicans? Women? Teenagers?

TCSS Presentation November 1, 2014 3:00-4:15


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Presentation Objectives

  1. Present overview of Culturally Responsive Teaching and Universal Design for Learning
  2. Explore resources from marginalized voices.
  3. Identify where you can add marginalized voices into your scope and sequence.

Polling the Room

How comfortable are you with Culturally Responsive Teaching?


How comfortable are you with Universal Design for Learning?

Culturally Responsive Teaching

To make our curriculum accessible for all students, we use the principles of Culturally Responsive Teaching and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). What does it mean to be culturally responsive?
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Universal Design for Learning

To make our curriculum accessible for all students, we use the principles of Culturally Responsive Teaching and Universal Design for Learning. What is universal design for learning?

The Dinner Party

Last year's dinner party was a disaster! Below are some pictures from that party. You want this year's autumn celebration to be amazing for you and your guests. How can you make it the best ever? Brainstorm with a shoulder partner and be prepared to share out to the group.

Choices, choices, choices

How is planning a dinner party similar to Universal Design for Learning?

When you plan a dinner party, there are certain things you need to plan for: providing menu options for individual choice, fostering community through the seating arrangement, and minimizing distractions by having all of the utensils, condiments, and extras ready and available for use.
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So how does culturally responsive teaching and universal design for learning impact your instruction?

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Resources for Marginalized Voices

Mexicans

Mexican Americans Defending the United States

Zoot Suit Riots

PBS History Detectives: Mexican Americans

Mexican Americans and the Great Depression

Primary Sources for the Chicano Movement



Women

Guided Readings: The Changing Status of Women

Honoring the Women of the Civil Rights Movement

Primary Sources for the Women's Movement


Primary Sources from the Native American movement



Teenagers

Archive footage of teenagers

Riding the Rails from PBS American Experience

Children and Youth in History - sources about young people

Problems of Youth during the Progressive Era

Article about the NEA student movement for the 26th Amendment

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Social Studies TEKS for Grades 8 & 11

Check out the lead4ward snapshot for 8th grade here

Check out the lead4ward snapshot for 11th grade here

U.S. History Example

US9B: describe the roles of political organizations that promoted civil rights, including ones from African American, Chicano, American Indian, women’s, and other civil rights movements


Which political organizations would you use to teach this standard?

Culturally Responsive Teaching and UDL in action

How would you use the guidelines from culturally responsive teaching and UDL to plan a lesson about political organizations from US9B?
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Planning for the Margin

Students with special needs, struggling learners, and English language learners are often considered to be our most challenging student groups, and often we have students with these labels in our classrooms with advanced learners.


If we plan structures to support the needs of these students, then all students will be able to access the content.


Therefore, what might we need to do to support students labeled as English language learners for this standard?

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