Using Social Studies to Interrupt the Racialization of Elementary School Students

Sarah Buscher
4th Grade Social Studies and Reading Teacher
Washington, D.C.

Research shows that students in elementary school already perceive social differences based on race. In fact, racialized attitudes become hardened in the upper elementary grades. Join elementary educator Sarah Buscher as she shares some of the methods she uses in social studies and reading to teach the history of racism in the United States by repositioning the European American narrative in history and allowing students to explore additional perspectives, examine racism in our country, and cultivate the global competence our young citizens need.

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