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A Collection of Resources for Teaching Social Justice

A Collection of Resources for Teaching Social Justice

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[Infographic] Income Inequality in the United States in 2019 The infographic shown above explores the rise in income inequality in the United States. There is a particular emphasis on the rise over the last four decades, which have seen income inequality rise and rise. The whole topic is now very much a part of regular public discussion.

mchssocialstudies [licensed for non-commercial use only] / MCHS Social Studies - Summer 2017 The resources included in this workspace have been gathered from professional work at the secondary and college level as well as the GaDOE. The space is editable and intended for use by your department as you see fit. Use the SIDEBAR to navigate among pages on the site --> Understand changes in the standards Turning Current Events Instruction Into Social Justice Teaching Marriage equality, refugees seeking safety in Europe, the Confederate flag, police shootings of black and Latino men, the presidential election, Caitlyn Jenner, ISIS, and immigration are just a few of the news stories that inhabited the headlines this year on our phones, laptops, and newspapers. Unlike 20 years ago when teachers and parents had to intentionally raise current events topics with young people, nowadays students are already part of the conversation. Through their smartphones, social media outlets, and overheard conversations, they know what is happening. And yet, do students really understand the headlines they see?

Scientific Literacy: More Than Just “Reading” If someone gave a dense scientific journal article on polymer chemistry to Kathryn Sutherland, the world-leading expert on Jane Austen, she would be completely lost. Does this mean that Dr. Sutherland is not literate? On the contrary, she is the Professor of Bibliography and Textual Criticism as well as a Professorial Fellow at St. Anne’s College at the University of Oxford (Sutherland, 2016). Her job title and position lead me to believe that she is an exceptionally well-educated professor, and certainly highly literate. In every classroom, teachers try to engage students who have a variety of temperaments: extroverts, introverts and ambiverts. They work with children who crave sensory stimulation and with those who are highly sensitive to noise and visual distraction. While one temperament is not better than any other, introverted students are often “overlooked, undervalued and overstimulated in our schools,” said Heidi Kasevich, a 20-year teaching veteran and director of education for Quiet Revolution, an outgrowth of Susan Cain’s best-selling book on the power of introverts.

Teaching Indigenous Histories Through an Authentic Voice As a mother and educator, all I seem to think about lately is the legacy we are leaving. What kind of future will our children have? What kind of stories will inspire them to live passionately and change the world? I want them to have a strong sense of environmental stewardship and ecological identity. Disciplinary Literacy in the Science Classroom - Knowledge Resource Bank Disciplinary Literacy in the Science Classroom How disciplinary literacy instruction can help your students Students were shown to spend significantly more time on important literacy activities that supported science inquiry, e.g. student discussion and writing. The PRO (Premise-Reasoning-Outcome) strategy was used to support three aspects of science learning: ◦ learning the specific content of the topic ◦ phrasing answers for written examination questions ◦ structuring the reasoning process Students who used the PRO structure in writing explanations for questions which asked for a scientific explanation: ◦ scored significantly higher grades for the questions ◦ reported that the PRO strategy provided them with a useful organisational structure for writing scientific explanations

Practical Tools for Teaching News Literacy The Center for News Literacy has partnered with Intermediate School 303, a public middle school in New York City, to help the school implement a cross-curricular news literacy program. As a follow-up to our post offering 50 ways to teach with current events, we asked Rory O’Connor, director of the Digital Resource Center at Stony Brook University’s Center for News Literacy, to share practical ways to help students become savvy news consumers. — The Learning Network The Need for News Literacy Instead of a limited number of “trusted” and “objective” news sources, like the familiar network anchors, we now have an almost limitless number of outlets on the Internet and TV. In fact, anyone can publish a blog or tweet.