The following books are included in this course package:
- Race and Ethnic Studies: Power and Perspective Coursebook
- A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America by Ronald Takaki
- A Different Mirror for Young People: A History of Multicultural America by Ronald Takaki
- The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
- Oak Meadow blank journal
Additional Materials Recommended
The following book is optional but recommended to get the most value out of this course (NOT included in course package):
Course Length: One Semester
Grade Level: 11 12
Critical race and ethnic studies emphasize the intersections of forms of social differentiation including race ethnicity class gender ability and sexuality and examine how these forms of differentiation provide advantages for some groups and disadvantages for others. This course looks beyond cultural identity to consider inequality power and social change while examining how race and racism are foundational to the formation of the United States and spread their influence beyond borders.
In this single-semester course students will explore these issues through resources from a variety of perspectives. They will examine how the topics impact their own experiences and feelings by responding to journal prompts throughout the course. Students will develop a long-term course project to produce a children’s book about an issue related to critical race and ethnic studies.