Event Title

Critical Consciousness In The Classroom: Inspiring Student Awareness And Activism

Location

SU 124

Start Date

19-4-2019 9:00 AM

Department

English

Session

Session 4

Description

This project was created with the intention of showing how high school English Language Arts classrooms can foster both success within the domain and success in developing students’ political consciousness. Rather than writing an essay, this is an example of how these learning objectives can take place in an educational setting. This project proposes 15 weeks of lesson plans that use Young Adult fiction, adult non-fiction, and creative writing to expose students to the Black Lives Matter movement and other social and political issues affecting the African American community. The class is designed to not only educate students about these issues, but to help them develop social awareness and social activist skills. These abilities are fostered through activities that challenge students to research and create potential solutions for the world around them.

Comments

Ryan Poll is the faculty sponsor for this project.

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Apr 19th, 9:00 AM

Critical Consciousness In The Classroom: Inspiring Student Awareness And Activism

SU 124

This project was created with the intention of showing how high school English Language Arts classrooms can foster both success within the domain and success in developing students’ political consciousness. Rather than writing an essay, this is an example of how these learning objectives can take place in an educational setting. This project proposes 15 weeks of lesson plans that use Young Adult fiction, adult non-fiction, and creative writing to expose students to the Black Lives Matter movement and other social and political issues affecting the African American community. The class is designed to not only educate students about these issues, but to help them develop social awareness and social activist skills. These abilities are fostered through activities that challenge students to research and create potential solutions for the world around them.