CCSS: Ethnic Studies

August 8, 2023 from 4 to 5:30 P.M. PT

Led by Provost Amy Sueyoshi, San Francisco State University

Learn how to create a more engaging and inclusive classroom experience by incorporating the academic principles and theories of ethnic studies as well as reinforcing the required standards of the history/social studies discipline. The session prompts reflective consideration of current lesson plans, activities, and presentations to recenter underserved peoples, events, and issues that share the same historical space but are repeatedly overlooked or underrepresented. This is not a lecture, but a shared experience of pedagogical practices and methods, a discussion on how to respond to a changing student body and provide the most inclusive, interesting, and challenging course of study.

Topics included:

  • Value of teaching Ethnic Studies
  • Pedagogical approaches
  • Challenges
  • Professional dispositions of educators who teach Ethnic Studies
  • Resources for teacher learning


About California Council for Social Studies

The California Council for Social Studies leadership and OER Project believe that teachers are the key to providing students with the skills and knowledge necessary to lead our country into the future. In that spirit, we are collaborating to provide a series of workshops for teachers looking to add a few new tools to their toolbox. Developing students’ skills in any social studies classroom is imperative for understanding the content. These sessions will dive deep into a particular skill and leave you with ideas and tools that can be implemented immediately in your classroom.  OER Project team members will work with the CCSS to design each session with your needs in mind. We are excited to begin this partnership and look forward to learning together throughout the school year.

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