Professor of Teacher Education
Learn how to use the story form of setting, characters and plot to create civic lessons. This session will describe the Storypath approach and how the topic of a parade became a powerful lesson on civic action. Young learners become the characters in the story as they imagine themselves as parade planners tasked with creating a community parade to tell their family stories and traditions through family-culture floats. Developmentally appropriate civic lessons are learned when the parade planners respond to objections to the parade and make the case for the importance of celebrating cultures through a community parade.