Day 7

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

What does a critical literacy classroom look like?

Key Readings

Additional Readings

9:30 - 9:45

Welcome and Reviewing Reflections

9:45 - 10: 30

Considering Multiple Perspectives with Primary and Secondary Sources

  • Introduce today's focus question: What does a critical literacy classroom look like?

10:30 - 11: 00

Considering Depictions and Narratives of Marginalized Communities in Children's Books

  • What key ideas did we glean from Dr. Ebony Thomas in the podcast episode?

      • There is often a narrow range of narratives and roles that Black characters have in children's books and curricula (e.g., slavery, Civil Rights, urban life).

      • Teachers must seek out texts that broaden the narratives around Black characters and that show a fuller humanity.

11:00 - 12:00

Journal Groups

12:00 - 1:00

Lunch, Reading, & Travel to AAMP

1:00 - 2:00

Guest Speaker: Denise Burgher

2:00 - 2:45

Planning to Incorporate Primary Sources and Histories of African American Women Leaders into Our Curricula

2:45 - 3:00


Narratives about marginalized communities in children's books

Destruction by fire of Pennsylvania Hall, the new building of the Abolition Society, on the night of the 17th May

Selecting and Using Primary Sources with Difficult Topics: Civil Rights and Current Events

Colored Convention Project

Colored Conventions Project Digital Records