Culturally Relevant Pedagogy Tenet 3

Watch third grade teacher Kellie Friend lead her students through a primary source-based activity addressing tenet three of culturally relevant pedagogy (students examine and critique the status quo). See students analyze historic photographs showing the history of school integration in the United States and explore the question, “How do we know when something needs to be changed?”

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Supplementary Materials

Video Guide (PDF)

View discussion questions, suggestions for professional development, and more!

Lesson Plan (PDF)

Take a look at Kellie’s lesson plan in context.

Lesson Slides

Primary Source Set (PDF)

Find Kellie’s primary source set for the timeline activity.

School Segregation Timeline (PDF)

Find Kellie’s timeline with student friendly descriptions of each primary source photo.

Student Response Booklet (PDF)

Print Kellie’s student response booklet to structure students’ analysis of the photos from start to finish.

Tool for Analyzing Historic Photos

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