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Take action! : lesson plans for the multicultural classroom /
Lori Langer de Ramirez.
imprint
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson/Prentice Hall, c2009.
description
xx, 187 p. cm. : ill. + 1 DVD.
ISBN
0131573500, 9780131573505
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imprint
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson/Prentice Hall, c2009.
isbn
0131573500
9780131573505
general note
Includes indexes.
abstract
The DVD contains videos of teachers at various grade levels (elementary, middle, and high school) using nine of the text’s multicultural lesson plans.
This resource is for all teachers striving to meet the needs of students in today's diverse K-12 classrooms. Take Action! offers 27 practical step-by-step multicultural lesson plans organized around seven microcultures: culture and identity, race and ethnicity, abilities and disabilities, religion, socioeconomics and class, language, and gender and sexuality. Each chapter includes three lesson plans at three different grade levels (elementary, middle, and secondary). Each lesson plan is presented with an accessible and predictable format, outlines the content areas addressed, provides a recipe-stype list of materials for all the activities in the lesson plan and action projects, and so much more. Connections to national professional standards and benchmarks for K-12 education as outlined by the Mid-continent Research for Education Learning are also included in every lesson plan.
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6647199
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Take Action! Lesson Plans for a Multicultural Classroom is for all teachers striving to meet the needs of students in today's diverse K-12 classrooms. Take Action! offers 27 practical step-by-step multicultural lesson plans organized around seven microcultures: culture and identity, race and ethnicity, abilities and disabilities, religion, socioeconomics and class, language, and gender and sexuality. Each chapter includes three lesson plans at three different grade levels (elementary, middle, and secondary). Each lesson plan is presented with an accessible and predictable format, outlines the content areas addressed, provides a recipe-stype list of materials for all the activities in the lesson plan and action projects, and so much more. Connections to national professional standards and benchmarks for K-12 education as outlined by the Mid-continent Research for Education Learning are also included in every lesson plan. FEATURES Lesson Plan Video - the Take Action! DVD , located in the front of the book, provides readers with 9 video clips of Standards Matrix - A "Lesson Preparation for the Teacher" section provides activities every teacher should do prior to working on any of the lessons that follow. This section includes: One Teacher’s Reflection . These are stories written by teachers who reflect on specific incidents related to the chapter topic. These stories come from their own classroom and are meant to stimulate thinking about the connection between theory and practice. Teacher Action Project. These teacher action projects are meant to inspire deeper, more global connections between the teacher and the chapter topic. Teachers might be prompted to visit other classrooms, other schools, or other communities. The projects are meant to expose teachers to the chapter topics in a more visceral way than if the preparation had only been through reading. Suggested Readings and Resources . This section provides the teacher with further reading materials, websites and references extending the action projects by providing teachers with more tools for developing further lessons and projects for their own students. FULL LESSON PLANS Three complete lesson plans in each chapter provide novice and experienced teachers with step-by-step lesson plans. Presenting a predictable and accessible format , each lesson plan includes the following information: Grade levels: Lessons are divided among three categories: Elementary (K-5), Middle School (6-8), and High School (9-12) lessons, with one example of each level provided for each topic/chapter. Though teachers should feel comfortable adapting the lessons to work in their own school context. Content areas addressed: A list of subject or content areas that are touched upon in the lesson and/or action project. Topic : A brief description of the main topic or topics to be addressed in the lesson. Rationale for Using This Lesson: This section seeks to answer the “why bother?” question when deciding what curriculum to include in one’s class. It provides a sense of the importance of the topic of the lesson. Background Information: Provides the teacher, and the students, with some necessary information about the main topic(s) in the lesson. Goals/Aims: Gives the teacher a sense for what s/he can expect students to be able to accomplish or do during the lesson and/or as a result of the action project. Connections to Standards: Links to national standards for all the content areas that are included in the lesson. The national standards used in the book were culled from national professional organizations specific to each subject area as well as the excellent compendium of content standards and benchmarks for K-12 education located on the McRel (Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning)website (www.mcrel.org). Materials: A “recipe-style” list of the materials needed to do all of the activities in the lesson and action project. A step-by step Activity: Includes description of the tasks or activities in the lesson. Action project: A task that helps translate the topic of the lesson into a project that helps benefit the class, the school, or the community. Reflection: Questions for the teacher to reflect on after having presented the lesson to students. These questions may serve as prompts for discussion with colleagues or as topics for reflective journal entries. Resource Page: Photocopiable handout pages that are connected to the lesson.
Long Description
Take Action! Lesson Plans for a Multicultural Classroom is for all teachers striving to meet the needs of students in today''s diverse K-12 classrooms. Take Action! offers 27 practical step-by-step multicultural lesson plans organized around seven microcultures: culture and identity, race and ethnicity, abilities and disabilities, religion, socioeconomics and class, language, and gender and sexuality. Each chapter includes three lesson plans at three different grade levels (elementary, middle, and secondary). Each lesson plan is presented with an accessible and predictable format, outlines the content areas addressed, provides a recipe-stype list of materials for all the activities in the lesson plan and action projects, and so much more. Connections to national professional standards and benchmarks for K-12 education as outlined by the Mid-continent Research for Education Learning are also included in every lesson plan. FEATURES Lesson Plan Video - the Take Action! DVD , located in the front of the book, provides readers with 9 video clips of Standards Matrix - A "Lesson Preparation for the Teacher" section provides activities every teacher should do prior to working on any of the lessons that follow. This section includes: One Teacher''s Reflection . These are stories written by teachers who reflect on specific incidents related to the chapter topic. These stories come from their own classroom and are meant to stimulate thinking about the connection between theory and practice. Teacher Action Project. These teacher action projects are meant to inspire deeper, more global connections between the teacher and the chapter topic. Teachers might be prompted to visit other classrooms, other schools, or other communities. The projects are meant to expose teachers to the chapter topics in a more visceral way than if the preparation had only been through reading. Suggested Readings and Resources . This section provides the teacher with further reading materials, websites and references extending the action projects by providing teachers with more tools for developing further lessons and projects for their own students. FULL LESSON PLANS Three complete lesson plans in each chapter provide novice and experienced teachers with step-by-step lesson plans. Presenting a predictable and accessible format , each lesson plan includes the following information: Grade levels: Lessons are divided among three categories: Elementary (K-5), Middle School (6-8), and High School (9-12) lessons, with one example of each level provided for each topic/chapter. Though teachers should feel comfortable adapting the lessons to work in their own school context. Content areas addressed: A list of subject or content areas that are touched upon in the lesson and/or action project. Topic : A brief description of the main topic or topics to be addressed in the lesson. Rationale for Using This Lesson: This section seeks to answer the "why bother?" question when deciding what curriculum to include in one''s class. It provides a sense of the importance of the topic of the lesson. Background Information: Provides the teacher, and the students, with some necessary information about the main topic(s) in the lesson. Goals/Aims: Gives the teacher a sense for what s/he can expect students to be able to accomplish or do during the lesson and/or as a result of the action project. Connections to Standards: Links to national standards for all the content areas that are included in the lesson. The national standards used in the book were culled from national professional organizations specific to each subject area as well as the excellent compendium of content standards and benchmarks for K-12 education located on the McRel (Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning) website (www.mcrel.org). Materials: A "recipe-style" list of the materials needed to do all of the activities in the lesson and action project. A step-by step Activity: Includes description of the tasks or activities in the lesson. Action project: A task that helps translate the topic of the lesson into a project that helps benefit the class, the school, or the community. Reflection: Questions for the teacher to reflect on after having presented the lesson to students. These questions may serve as prompts for discussion with colleagues or as topics for reflective journal entries. Resource Page: Photocopiable handout pages that are connected to the lesson.
Back Cover Copy
Take Action! Lesson Plans for a Multicultural Classroomis essential for all teachers striving to meet the needs of students in today's diverse K12 classrooms.Take Action!offers 27 practical step-by-step multicultural lesson plans organized around seven microcultures: culture and identity, race and ethnicity, abilities and disabilities, religion, socioeconomics and class, language, and gender and sexuality. FEATURES FOR SUCCESS IN YOUR CLASSROOM Twenty-seven full lesson plans. Threecomplete lesson plans in each chapterprovide novice and experienced teachers withstep-by-steplesson plans. Take Action! DVD.Explore this unique DVD, packaged with the text, to observe video of teachers at various grade levels (elementary, middle, and high school) using nine of the text's multicultural lesson plans. Each chapter presents: A"Lesson Preparation for the Teacher"section providing activities every teacher should do prior to working on any of the lessons that follow. This section includes: One Teacher's Reflection.Stories written by teachers who reflect on specific incidents from their classroom help you see the connection between theory and practice. Teacher Action Project.These projects prompt teachers to visit other classrooms, other schools, or other communities and inspire a deeper, more global connection to chapter topics. Suggested Readings and Resources.These provide further reading materials, websites and references, extending the action projects by providing more tools for developing additional lessons and projects. Three lesson plans at three different grade levels(elementary, middle, and high school). Each lesson plan includes: An accessible and predictable format. An outline of content areas addressed. Connections to national professional standards and benchmarks for K-12 education as outlined by the Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning. A recipe-style list of materials for all the activities in the lesson plan and action projects. Reflection questions that serve as prompts for in-class discussion or reflective journal entries. A resource page providing reproducible handouts.
Back Cover Copy
Take Action! Lesson Plans for a Multicultural Classroom is essential for all teachers striving to meet the needs of students in today's diverse K12 classrooms. Take Action! offers 27 practical step-by-step multicultural lesson plans organized around seven microcultures: culture and identity, race and ethnicity, abilities and disabilities, religion, socioeconomics and class, language, and gender and sexuality. FEATURES FOR SUCCESS IN YOUR CLASSROOM · Twenty-seven full lesson plans. Three complete lesson plans in each chapter provide novice and experienced teachers with step-by-step lesson plans. · Take Action! DVD. Explore this unique DVD, packaged with the text, to observe video of teachers at various grade levels (elementary, middle, and high school) using nine of the text's multicultural lesson plans. Each chapter presents: · A "Lesson Preparation for the Teacher" section providing activities every teacher should do prior to working on any of the lessons that follow. This section includes: · One Teacher's Reflection. Stories written by teachers who reflect on specific incidents from their classroom help you see the connection between theory and practice. · Teacher Action Project. These projects prompt teachers to visit other classrooms, other schools, or other communities and inspire a deeper, more global connection to chapter topics. · Suggested Readings and Resources. These provide further reading materials, websites and references, extending the action projects by providing more tools for developing additional lessons and projects. · Three lesson plans at three different grade levels (elementary, middle, and high school). Each lesson plan includes: · An accessible and predictable format. · An outline of content areas addressed. · Connections to national professional standards and benchmarks for K 12 education as outlined by the Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning. · A recipe-style list of materials for all the activities in the lesson plan and action projects. · Reflection questions that serve as prompts for in-class discussion or reflective journal entries. · A resource page providing reproducible handouts.
Main Description
Key Benefit: Take Action! Lesson Plans for a Multicultural Classroomis for all teachers striving to meet the needs of students in today's diverse K-12 classrooms. Take Action!offers 27 practical step-by-step multicultural lesson plans organized around seven microcultures: culture and identity, race and ethnicity, abilities and disabilities, religion, socioeconomics and class, language, and gender and sexuality. Key Topics: Each chapter includes three lesson plans at three different grade levels (elementary, middle, and secondary). Each lesson plan is presented with an accessible and predictable format, outlines the content areas addressed, provides a recipe-stype list of materials for all the activities in the lesson plan and action projects, and so much more. Connections to national professional standards and benchmarks for K-12 education as outlined by the Mid-continent Research for Education Learning are also included in every lesson plan. Market:K-12 Teachers
Main Description
Take Action! Lesson Plans for a Multicultural Classroomis for all teachers striving to meet the needs of students in today's diverse K-12 classrooms. Take Action!offers 27 practical step-by-step multicultural lesson plans organized around seven microcultures: culture and identity, race and ethnicity, abilities and disabilities, religion, socioeconomics and class, language, and gender and sexuality. Each chapter includes three lesson plans at three different grade levels (elementary, middle, and secondary). Each lesson plan is presented with an accessible and predictable format, outlines the content areas addressed, provides a recipe-stype list of materials for all the activities in the lesson plan and action projects, and so much more. Connections to national professional standards and benchmarks for K-12 education as outlined by the Mid-continent Research for Education Learning are also included in every lesson plan. FEATURES Lesson Plan Video - theTake Action! DVD, located in the front of the book, provides readers with 9 video clips of Standards Matrix - A"Lesson Preparation for the Teacher"section provides activities every teacher should do prior to working on any of the lessons that follow. This section includes: One Teacher's Reflection. These are stories written by teachers who reflect on specific incidents related to the chapter topic. These stories come from their own classroom and are meant to stimulate thinking about the connection between theory and practice. Teacher Action Project.These teacher action projects are meant to inspire deeper, more global connections between the teacher and the chapter topic. Teachers might be prompted to visit other classrooms, other schools, or other communities. The projects are meant to expose teachers to the chapter topics in a more visceral way than if the preparation had only been through reading. Suggested Readings and Resources. This section provides the teacher with further reading materials, websites and references extending the action projects by providing teachers with more tools for developing further lessons and projects for their own students. FULL LESSON PLANS Three complete lesson plans in each chapter provide novice and experienced teachers withstep-by-steplesson plans. Presenting a predictable and accessible format, each lesson plan includes the following information: Grade levels:Lessons are divided among three categories: Elementary (K-5), Middle School (6-8), and High School (9-12) lessons, with one example of each level provided for each topic/chapter. Though teachers should feel comfortable adapting the lessons to work in their own school context. Content areas addressed:A list of subject or content areas that are touched upon in the lesson and/or action project. Topic: A brief description of the main topic or topics to be addressed in the lesson. Rationale for Using This Lesson:This section seeks to answer the "why bother?" question when deciding what curriculum to include in one's class. It provides a sense of the importance of the topic of the lesson. Background Information:Provides the teacher, and the students, with some necessary information about the main topic(s) in the lesson. Goals/Aims:Gives the teacher a sens
Long Description
Take Action! Lesson Plans for a Multicultural Classroom is for all teachers striving to meet the needs of students in today's diverse K-12 classrooms. Take Action! offers 27 practical step-by-step multicultural lesson plans organized around seven microcultures: culture and identity, race and ethnicity, abilities and disabilities, religion, socioeconomics and class, language, and gender and sexuality. Each chapter includes three lesson plans at three different grade levels (elementary, middle, and secondary). Each lesson plan is presented with an accessible and predictable format, outlines the content areas addressed, provides a recipe-stype list of materials for all the activities in the lesson plan and action projects, and so much more. Connections to national professional standards and benchmarks for K-12 education as outlined by the Mid-continent Research for Education Learning are also included in every lesson plan.
Long Description
Key Benefit: "Take Action! Lesson Plans for a Multicultural Classroom" is for all teachers striving to meet the needs of students in today's diverse K-12 classrooms. "Take Action! "offers 27 practical step-by-step multicultural lesson plans organized around seven microcultures: culture and identity, race and ethnicity, abilities and disabilities, religion, socioeconomics and class, language, and gender and sexuality. Key Topics: Each chapter includes three lesson plans at three different grade levels (elementary, middle, and secondary). Each lesson plan is presented with an accessible and predictable format, outlines the content areas addressed, provides a recipe-stype list of materials for all the activities in the lesson plan and action projects, and so much more. Connections to national professional standards and benchmarks for K-12 education as outlined by the Mid-continent Research for Education Learning are also included in every lesson plan. Market: K-12 Teachers
Back Cover Copy
Take Action! Lesson Plans for a Multicultural Classroom is essential for all teachers striving to meet the needs of students in today’s diverse K–12 classrooms. Take Action! offers 27 practical step-by-step multicultural lesson plans organized around seven microcultures: culture and identity, race and ethnicity, abilities and disabilities, religion, socioeconomics and class, language, and gender and sexuality. FEATURES FOR SUCCESS IN YOUR CLASSROOM " Twenty-seven full lesson plans. Three complete lesson plans in each chapter provide novice and experienced teachers with step-by-step lesson plans. " Take Action! DVD. Explore this unique DVD, packaged with the text, to observe video of teachers at various grade levels (elementary, middle, and high school) using nine of the text’s multicultural lesson plans. Each chapter presents: " A “Lesson Preparation for the Teacher” section providing activities every teacher should do prior to working on any of the lessons that follow. This section includes: " One Teacher’s Reflection. Stories written by teachers who reflect on specific incidents from their classroom help you see the connection between theory and practice. " Teacher Action Project. These projects prompt teachers to visit other classrooms, other schools, or other communities and inspire a deeper, more global connection to chapter topics. " Suggested Readings and Resources. These provide further reading materials, websites and references, extending the action projects by providing more tools for developing additional lessons and projects. " Three lesson plans at three different grade levels (elementary, middle, and high school). Each lesson plan includes: " An accessible and predictable format. " An outline of content areas addressed. " Connections to national professional standards and benchmarks for K-12 education as outlined by the Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning. " A recipe-style list of materials for all the activities in the lesson plan and action projects. " Reflection questions that serve as prompts for in-class discussion or reflective journal entries. " A resource page providing reproducible handouts.
Back Cover Copy
Take Action! Lesson Plans for a Multicultural Classroom is essential for all teachers striving to meet the needs of students in today's diverse K12 classrooms. Take Action! offers 27 practical step-by-step multicultural lesson plans organized around seven microcultures: culture and identity, race and ethnicity, abilities and disabilities, religion, socioeconomics and class, language, and gender and sexuality. FEATURES FOR SUCCESS IN YOUR CLASSROOM Twenty-seven full lesson plans. Three complete lesson plans in each chapter provide novice and experienced teachers with step-by-step lesson plans. Take Action! DVD. Explore this unique DVD, packaged with the text, to observe video of teachers at various grade levels (elementary, middle, and high school) using nine of the text's multicultural lesson plans. Each chapter presents: A "Lesson Preparation for the Teacher" section providing activities every teacher should do prior to working on any of the lessons that follow. This section includes: One Teacher's Reflection. Stories written by teachers who reflect on specific incidents from their classroom help you see the connection between theory and practice. Teacher Action Project. These projects prompt teachers to visit other classrooms, other schools, or other communities and inspire a deeper, more global connection to chapter topics. Suggested Readings and Resources. These provide further reading materials, websites and references, extending the action projects by providing more tools for developing additional lessons and projects. Three lesson plans at three different grade levels (elementary, middle, and high school). Each lesson plan includes: An accessible and predictable format. An outline of content areas addressed. Connections to national professional standards and benchmarks for K-12 education as outlined by the Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning. A recipe-style list of materials for all the activities in the lesson plan and action projects. Reflection questions that serve as prompts for in-class discussion or reflective journal entries. A resource page providing reproducible handouts.
Back Cover Copy
Take Action! Lesson Plans for a Multicultural Classroom is essential for all teachers striving to meet the needs of students in today's diverse K-12 classrooms. Take Action! offers 27 practical step-by-step multicultural lesson plans organized around seven microcultures: culture and identity, race and ethnicity, abilities and disabilities, religion, socioeconomics and class, language, and gender and sexuality. FEATURES FOR SUCCESS IN YOUR CLASSROOM Twenty-seven full lesson plans. Three complete lesson plans in each chapter provide novice and experienced teachers with step-by-step lesson plans. Take Action! DVD. Explore this unique DVD, packaged with the text, to observe video of teachers at various grade levels (elementary, middle, and high school) using nine of the text's multicultural lesson plans. Each chapter presents: A "Lesson Preparation for the Teacher" section providing activities every teacher should do prior to working on any of the lessons that follow. This section includes: One Teacher's Reflection. Stories written by teachers who reflect on specific incidents from their classroom help you see the connection between theory and practice. Teacher Action Project. These projects prompt teachers to visit other classrooms, other schools, or other communities and inspire a deeper, more global connection to chapter topics. Suggested Readings and Resources. These provide further reading materials, websites and references, extending the action projects by providing more tools for developing additional lessons and projects. Three lesson plans at three different grade levels (elementary, middle, and high school). Each lesson plan includes: An accessible and predictable format. An outline of content areas addressed. Connections to national professional standards and benchmarks for K 12 education as outlined by the Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning. A recipe-style list of materials for all the activities in the lesson plan and action projects. Reflection questions that serve as prompts for in-class discussion or reflective journal entries. A resource page providing reproducible handouts.
Table of Contents
Doing Multicultural Education
Cinderella Around the World
The Breadth and Depth of "Multicultural"
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Culture and Identity
Name Stories
Creating Culture
School Uniforms and Freedom of Expression
Race and Ethnicity
Changing Colors
Black Soldiers in the Civil War
The 14 th Amendment and Our Schools
Abilities and (Dis)Abilities
FDR's Secret
Speaking and Writing About People with Disabilities
Including Students With Disabilities
Religious Beliefs
Celebrating Faith
Geometry and Tessellation in Islamic Art
To Pledge or Not To Pledge
Socioeconomics and Class
We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy
Class and Health
Advertising and Social Class
Language and Communication
Talking with Your Body
Accent on Speech
The Genglish-Only Movement
Gender and Gender Roles
Bursting Genderalizations
Rosalind Franklin
Gender in the Media
Sexual Orientation
Families of All Kinds
Am I Blue?
Learning Social Roles
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