On the EmergingAmerica.org website, we are gathering resources that teachers can use to expand their repertoire of strategies for supporting all learners. The Minnesota Historical Society has published a series of brief educational videos for new and experienced teachers. Each 10 minute segment introduces the concepts of culturally relevant pedagogy and the ways that using primary sources expands students’ understanding of history.
The lesson featured in the last video, in which students look at primary sources on school integration and ask the question, “How do we know when something needs to be changed?” offers an example of a elementary-level civics lesson consistent with the new Massachusetts framework.
Click here for the Minnesota teaching materials, including curriculum featured in the videos, and check out the Accessing Inquiry Engagement Strategies page at EmergingAmerica.org for more professional development videos and articles.