It's Not the Story of Others, It's the Story of Humanity - Hajra Saeed

Teaching in a culturally responsive manner helps students understand that they are part of the connective thread in the fabric of history. When we understand our students’ own stories, we can help them apply historical thinking skills with greater ease and empower them to shape the future.

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  • I love this idea and it can so easily be adapted for all age levels. Thank you! #MCHE

  • What a great way to introduce new cultures!  I especially like the historical thinking skills utilizing claim testers:authority & logic....MM #MCHE

  • Wow, this is a really impressive way to bring in student's histories with BHP. I've always struggled with this a bit myself. I definitely tried to take down the Eurocentric history story, and explain how inequality came to be in society, but there's so much to cover that it can be hard to talk about student's own identities in the way I might be able to in US history, for instance. This is a pretty amazing way of bringing it in.

  • As a kindergarten teacher, it is important that kids see themselves in our curriculum--most often for me, this takes places in the form of trade books.  We also explore and celebrate things that make our families special (holiday, celebrations, traditions).  Through these opportunities, students are able to use artifacts to tell about their history and their family history.  Learning about themselves and others at a young age will set the stage for these student to more effectively use artifacts and evidence as they get older.  #MCHE