Using Culturally Relevant Pedagogy - Natalie Mendoza Gutierrez

Culturally-relevant pedagogy is focused on reflecting on one’s teaching practices in order to inspire students to “do democracy” and allows students to see themselves and others in what they’re learning and doing. One element of creating culturally-relevant pedagogy is the promotion of authentic assessments; ones that will develop students’ “knowledge and engagement with local and broader issues in the present that matter to them, that impact their lives”.

Download the Culturally Relevant Teaching in the Social Studies Classroom handout.