10/12/18

Class #7 – Gender, Sexuality, the Body and Social Studies Curriculum

Post your response to Class #7 reading to this blog (click on “Leave a Comment” link below).

[You might also be interested in this interview with Murray Corren a BC teacher and activist whose work resulted in, among other things, the Social Justice 12 course in BC social studies curriculum. See also: Queering the Social Studies: Lessons to be learned from Canadian secondary school Gay-Straight Alliances]

Class #7 – Gender, Sexuality, the Body and Social Studies Curriculum

Reading:

Schmidt, S. (2010), Queering the social studies: The role of the social studies in normalizing citizens and sexuality in the common good. Theory and Research in Social Education, 38(3), 314-335. Retrieved from http://goo.gl/dgfrI3

Mayo, J. B. (2013). Negotiating sexual orientation and classroom practice(s) at school. Theory and Research in Social Education 35(3), 447-464. Retrieved from http://goo.gl/sxbgsq

Optional reading:

Family; Sex; Relationships; Gender; Disabilities; Our Physical Bodies sections of Stay Solid! (Hern et al.)

Loutzensheiser, L. (2044). The language of gender, sex, and sexuality and youth experiences in schools. In E. W. Ross (Ed.). The social studies curriculum: Purposes, problems, and possibilities (4th Ed., pp. 227-244). Albany: State University of New York Press. Retrieved from https://goo.gl/CJtiic

Assignments due:

  • Response to reading on course blog
10/11/18

Taking an Anti-racism Stance in Social Studies

  • What is the difference between a non-racist and an anti-racist stance in the classroom?
  • Consider race ambivalence, the idea that while race and racism are still forces that influence the way people think, believe, and act, race is becoming more and more difficult to describe and define. Many people realize there are no biological roots for race, yet people continue to use the socially-constructed concept of race as a category of difference.
  • Identify ways in which you can adopt an anti-racist stance in your work within schools and the community.
  • How might you teach social studies topics that reflect an anti-racist stance (and acknowledge intersectionalities), develop some examples / lesson ideas.

Addressing Islamophobia in schools (BCTF Social Justice Newsletter)

Anti-Racism FAQs (Government of British Columbia)

Anti-Racism Resource Kit (Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre & Calgary Committee on Race Relations)

Antiracism Teacher Resources (BCTF)

Antiracist Education (Paul R. Carr & Darren Lund)

Anti-Racism Websites for Educators

The Black Lives Canada Syllabus // #BlackLivesCDNSyllabus

A Canadian #BlackLivesMatter reading guide, based on the suggestions on the #BlackLivesCdnSyllabus hashtag on Twitter (Vancouver Public Library)

The Canadian Anti-Racism Community

#BlackLivesCDNSyllabus Uncovers A Vital Archive (Canadian Art)

Decolonizing Antiracism (B. Lawrence and E. Dua, Social Justice 32(4), 2005)

From Non-racism to Anti-racism in Social Studies (L. J. King & P. T. Chandler)

George Elliott Clarke (former Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate) explores violence, racism and poverty in the Maritimes in the 1940s in his book, “George and Rue” (video interview 14 mins)

Idle No More

Multiculturalism & Anti-Racism (Government of British Columbia) (see sections on Anti-racism, Multiculturalism, & Chinese Legacy in BC)

Multiculturalism in Communities: A Guide to Developing and Sustaining Dialogue (Government of British Columbia)

Pride and Prejudice: The Road to Human Rights and Multiculturalism in British Columbia (documentary available in Education Library, FC3850.A1 .P74 1999 Video )

The Multiracial Activist & Abolitionist Examiner  (US activist journals)

Race, Racialization and Racism: An Interdisciplinary Guide (University of Winnipeg) See sections on Anti-Racists Movements: BLM, Torch Antifa, Idle No More

Race, Racism and Colorblindness in Schools (H. Richard Milner)

Race Relations/Multicultural Education in Canada – An Overview (Canada Race Relations Foundation)

Racism in Canada (DEBWEWIN A Three City Anti-Racism Initiative in Northeastern Ontario)

Social Studies as a curriculum of and for diversity and equity (Grade 6 Manitoba)

Stop Racism And Hate Canada

Voices into Action 

10/5/18

Class #6 – Race, Racism, Anti-Racism, and Social Studies Curriculum

Post your response to Class #6 reading to this blog (click on “Leave a Comment” link below).

Reading:

Sensoy, O. (2014). Beyond fearing the savage: Responding to Islamophobia in the classroom. In E. W. Ross (Ed.). The social studies curriculum: Purposes, problems, and possibilities (4th Ed., pp. 289-312). Albany: State University of New York Press. Retrieved from https://goo.gl/CJtiic

Nelson, J. L., & Pang, V. O. (2014). Prejudice, racism, and the social studies curriculum. In E. W. Ross (Ed.). The social studies curriculum: Purposes, problems, and possibilities (4th Ed., pp. 203-225). Albany: State University of New York Press. Retrieved from https://goo.gl/CJtiic

Optional reading:

Canadian Education is Steeped in Anti-Black Racism https://thewalrus.ca/canadian-education-is-steeped-in-anti-black-racism/

Race; Indigenous Struggles sections of Stay Solid! (Hern et al.)

Assignments due:

  • Response to reading on course blog
10/1/18

“I’m not ‘neutral’ in my classroom and I don’t think you should be either,” by Ryan Cho

Here’s a short article by Ryan Cho, who teaches at Terry Fox Secondary School in Port Coquitlam. It’s a nice compliment to the readings on “dangerous citizenship” and the ideology of neutrality.

“I’m not ‘neutral’ in my classroom and I don’t think you should be either,”