Curriculum Standard D: A culturally-responsive curriculum fosters a complementary relationship across knowledge derived from diverse knowledge systems.
A lesson that meets this cultural standard:
- draws parallels between knowledge derived from oral tradition and that derived from books;
- engages students in the construction of new knowledge and understandings that contribute to an ever-expanding view of the world.
A lesson for this standard could include a literature lesson featuring oral story telling and written stories drawing parallels with the overall themes from both traditional and western culture stories, much like Shaun’s lesson plan.