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ERIC Number: EJ793520
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 2
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7996
Teachers Prepare to Integrate Social Justice into the Social Studies Curriculum
White, Jeanne
Social Studies, v99 n2 p83-84 Mar-Apr 2008
Promoting Social Justice through Pre-K-12 Multicultural Literature is a graduate course at Elmhurst College in which social studies teachers learn to take a leadership role in their classrooms and communities by infusing social justice topics into their existing curricula. The study of multiculturalism alongside issues such as environmentalism, war, abuse, immigration, and genocide takes place weekly through the study of short stories, picture books, movies, articles, and journal reflections. The teachers create an annotated bibliography of picture books, related to a multicultural issue they have chosen, which they have analyzed for bias. The class culminates with the infusion of James A. Banks's social action approach into a unit of study designed to help elementary and middle school students disseminate their information to a wider audience and take a step toward the recognition of social injustice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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