Global Thinkers: Literature & The Culturally-Responsive Classroom

Jordyn Himes
Third Grade Magnet Teacher
Boonsboro, Maryland

We need active global citizens who have a deep understanding of the world, are compassionate about its diversity, and are driven to bring about change. How can you create a more inclusive and equitable learning community through reading? It is time to reflect on and rebuild our efforts to develop and nurture healthy, informed, and productive citizens in a more globalized society. Through this session, we will demonstrate how to use literary resources to provide learning opportunities for students (and teachers!) to widen their perspective and appreciation of the diverse members in our society. We will seek to recognize and understand bias in the materials we teach with, appreciate multiculturalism through deliberate literature selection, and participate in global thinking routines. 

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