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 through a critical
Session 8: Critical Pedagogy: Abiodun Oyewole
Cathie Wright-Lewis uses critical pedagogy to help students understand
the political underpinnings of Abiodun Oyewole's spoken word poetry, and
to learn how to express their own political beliefs. Her lesson teaches
students how poetic language can create emotional and rational arguments.
Sandra Childs uses critical pedagogy to help students understand the victimization
of Japanese Americans during World War II, the focus of Lawson Fusao Inada's
collection of poems Legends From Camp. Students visit the Nikkei
Legacy Center, where they see an exhibit of artifacts, documents, and
photographs, and hear first-person accounts of the internment camp experience
from Lawson Fusao Inada and Center volunteers.