During Multicultural Education class for the MAT program, our group worked with Culturally Responsive Curriculum Standard (CRCS) D. We made a poster that explained some of the aspects of the Standard. We also came up with a few ideas that we could incorporate into a lesson. Our group had an idea that in a class, we could read text from a book but then as a group creates a story to go with the text to make it more memorable.
In another twist, we had an idea that we could listen to a story and then transfer it to text or images on paper. This would create a way to bring in different learning styles when dealing with important issues. The CRCS for D is listed below.
Culturally Responsive Curriculum Standard D:
A culturally-responsive curriculum fosters a complementary relationship across knowledge derived from diverse knowledge systems.
A curriculum that meets this cultural standard: 1. draws parallels between knowledge derived from oral tradition and that derived from books;
1. draws parallels between knowledge derived from oral tradition and that derived from books;
2. engages students in the construction of new knowledge and understandings that contribute to an ever-expanding view of the world.