Course Details

P207-7866.1M19 - Teaching About Slavery and Resistance with a Social Justice Lens

Course Details
Course Description:

Through this course participants will develop curriculum which enables students to learn about slavery and resistance from a social justice perspective. Over the course of five in-person sessions, which take place in a school where social justice teaching is central, participants will engage in key activities including:
- personal reflection about race and learning about slavery
- professional discussion of curriculum planning and social justice principles
- trips to the African Burial Ground and other NYC locations of relevance to this study
- ongoing book discussion of a text relevant to the age group taught
- exploration of resources to support ongoing learning and culminating projects
descriptive review processes which support teachers' recognition of student capacity and interest.

The mid-term project is a 6 week scope and sequence to teach this topic to current or future students. The final project is three lesson plans for a trip, a book discussion, and a focus of participant's choosing. These lesson plans can be prepared for a group of students the teacher is currently teaching or for a staff training, or reflect on a past or future group of students if the participant is not currently in the classroom.

Alongside the development of resources to use with students this course supports the educator's growth in two important ways. Participants will gain more information about slavery and resistance, utilizing books like New York and Slavery: Time To Teach the Truth (Alan Singer). Participants will also experience instruction and gather resources about how a social justice perspective shapes teaching this topic, for example:

Status: Cancelled Registration Deadline: 06/26/2019 Start Date: 06/27/2019 End Date: 07/03/2019
Location: 372 Clinton Ave , Brooklyn, NY, 11238 Prof. Dev. Hours: 36 No. of P-Credits: 3 Categories: Culturally Responsive Instruction
Restricted: No CTLE Area: Pedagogy Grades: Pre-K,K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
Danielson Components 1d : Demonstrating Knowledge of Resources
3c : Engaging Students in Learning
Education Partner Information
Education Partner: Brooklyn Free School Contact:
Instructor # 1: Jonathan Ho Instructor # 2:
ASPDP Fee: $125.00 Education Partner Fee: $350.00 Materials Fee: $0.00 Total Fees: $475.00
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