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Teaching for Social Justice through Collaborative Ethnography

By JOE BROOKS Using Collaborative Ethnography as a tool and strategy, we’re helping K-16 and community educators learn to design compelling curriculum experiences that are centered on the people, issues, and culture of their own local community. Collaborative Ethnography provides … Continue reading

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Teaching for Social Justice Through Collaborative Ethnography

By JOE BROOKS We had a great conversation in Los Angeles recently, with veteran educators Felipe Sanchez and Alexandra Gonzales. We’re building a community focused pedagogy K-16. It’s all here and they said it so well. Join us for the … Continue reading

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Dynamic Landscapes, Dynamic Learning

By SHARYL GREEN For me, integrating technology into the curriculum has been adventurous, exasperating, humbling. At times it’s both an out-of-body experience and a zealous rush. I succeed at it because I’m surrounded by twenty, eager third graders, two fine … Continue reading

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“If These Walls Could Talk…” An Inside Look at Children’s Learning

By CAROL BERNER “If these walls could talk they would say, ‘where have all the little children gone’?” Fifth grader Brian proudly showed his model of a one-room schoolhouse—the former Conway Grammar School—to an audience packed with elementary school children. … Continue reading

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Empowering Students in a Second Language

By KRISTA ZIELINSKI “I see service-learning as an avenue for empowering students. Real change, sustainable change, happens one person at a time. Well implemented service-learning projects will address needs of each participant.” —Participant at CWI’s Summer Institute on Service-Learning It … Continue reading

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Let’s Work Together to Connect our Students to Their Community

As educators, let’s work together to connect our students to their community. We work with schools and community organizations—on-site at their locations across the U.S. and internationally. We believe that global citizenship starts at home, and that to serve our … Continue reading

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Visual Anthropology as a Road Into Experience

By LUCI FERNANDES Luci Fernandes, Ph.D. is a cultural anthropologist whose research focus is on documenting daily life through audio/visual mediums. She documents life ways in both contemporary Cuban and in Eastern North Carolina, where she lives and teaches anthropology … Continue reading

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CommonLore—Building Empathy One Student at a Time

CommonLore—We’re Building Empathy One Student at a Time, by connecting students to the people of their communities. learn more: commonlore.org CommonLore is a powerful place based service-learning and ethnography focused training and support program for K-16 educators. We begin with … Continue reading

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One-Room School Houses: A Living History Curriculum Unit

This article is from our Journal archives and is one of our top reads ever. Kathy and Dale designed and carried out this unit as members of the primary teaching team at The Guilford School in Vermont. Dale began planning … Continue reading

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One-Room School Houses: A Living History Curriculum Unit

By DALE MORSE and KATHY LAPAN This article is from our Journal archives and is one of our top reads ever. Kathy and Dale designed and carried out this unit as members of the primary teaching team at The Guilford … Continue reading

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