The purpose of this strategy is to support educators in developing intentionality as they include culturally sustaining values in lesson design. It is important to consider identity, systems, hegemony (i.e., the economic, political, social, or cultural authority or influence of one group over another), and humanization (i.e. recognize the humanity) when developing curriculum.
Read the ethnic studies course overview (located in the resource section below). It provides a purpose and a context for creating values and concepts.
Examine each of the key concepts outlined in the overview.
Select a lesson or unit that you will teach.
Respond to the following questions as you examine the lesson or unit:
Identify a value and key concept from the course overview that aligns with the lesson or unit that you will teach.
Share with colleagues the value and key concept associated with the lesson.
Share with students the value and key concepts associated with the lesson.
In developing this strategy, the resources linked below were consulted.