Saturday, October 20, 2012

EDSS 555 Sociocultural Aspects of Schooling for ELs

A sociocultural issue that I will address in my classroom is the Euros-centric approach to history that is taken as a result of the California standards. I have addressed this issue over the past eight weeks by attempting to validate the cultures of the non European students by expressing to the students that the European people that we study are not the only great men and women of history. I inform them why we teach a very white washed history, and encourage them to discover the histories of their people on their own. I also express to them how sad I am to be forced to teach them from a white European Imperialistic perspective.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Lesson Planning Blog #2

My overall lesson designing and planning incorporates knowledge of the teenage brain by allowing the students to pair and share with each other before they are required to share with the class as a whole. This allows the students to internalize the question before they are required to externalize an answer.
I will accesses the students memory lanes by asking the students to relate historical events to their own lives.