Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
This section includes summaries of the lessons featured in the video programs.
The lessons explore the literature through an inquiry
Session 3: Inquiry: Rudolfo Anaya
Jorge Arredondo integrates
inquiry into his classroom by encouraging students to formulate and pursue
personal questions about Rudolfo Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima. Arredondo
stimulates questioning, discussion, and research by taking the class to
see a mural -- created during the same era in which the book was written
-- that depicts struggles by Mexican Americans.
Bo Wu uses an inquiry approach to help students understand
three works by James Baldwin. Sparked by their personal interests, the
students research topics related to these works and collaborate to produce
group Web sites.