Particularly within Language Arts, the curriculum has historically been based around the classics of Literature, which are heavily dominated by wealthy white men. Finding suitable materials to teach from, whilst still providing the background knowledge of the traditional canon, is a challenge to effective teaching about diversity. I am aware that I come from a culture of whiteness, and this makes me wary of my own biases when teaching about cultural diversity. When approaching this topic I have drawn upon a variety of resources, and this paper will use a mixture of academic research, teaching materials, and self study to describe how I have used visible thinking routines to teach about racial diversity within my school.
"Using Visible Thinking Routines to Teach about the Impact of Colonialism on Race Within the Language Arts Classroom,"
Language Arts Journal of Michigan:
2, Article 4.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.9707/2168-149X.2159