- Civic Engagement Projects – Civic Engagement, service-learning and other community projects offer a means to engage diverse learners in authentic work that profoundly motivates because it matters in the larger world. Local History Projects are an opportunity to pursue civic engagement by finding information about issues of historic and contemporary interest to the students’ own community. Projects can allow students to try out, sharpen, and show off skills that include yet extend beyond conventional classroom skills. Learn from Emerging America’s decades of direct experience leading civic engagement projects in its Windows on History program.
- Differentiating Instruction for Special Education ELL Students. American Museum of Natural History. Includes an authentic learning experience for students at a natural history museum.
- “Get it Off the Page.” Kaitlin Tower, Orlando, Florida. Social Studies and Special Education. Discusses inclusion classes with a particular focus on autism spectrum students. Includes an exciting technique called where educators find ways to make materials more hands-on and allow for kinesthetic learners to access the information. Video. (5:00 mins.)
- Teaching Special Education History Using Writing-to-Learn Strategies. Ray Marik, Seattle School District.
- Olympics: Past and Present. Provides a clear outline of the types of lesson plans that function well for a wide range of learners and include modifications. Sage Publications.
- Co-Teaching–Teacher Education. Purdue University. Video. (13:05 mins.)
- Three Components of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy.
A second grade teacher describes the three components of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy.Presentation describes analyzing primary sources, making them familiar, and relating them to the students’ lives.
- Social Justice Books – Selections of children’s and teen literature organized by topic areas, including Disability and Immigration.