Professional Development Webinars for Educators
These webinars can provide perspectives and insights to equip educators to be more culturally responsive in the classroom and in their curricula.
These lesson plans integrate culturally responsive topics and issues within their content for use in the K-12 classroom.
PDFCrenshaw (Grades 3-5, 6-8)
- This lesson will introduce students to challenges faced by those who live in poverty due to homelessness, unemployment and/or low-income jobs. Students will read the book Crenshaw about a boy who creates an imaginary friend to help him deal with difficult experiences in life.
PDFOne Plastic Bag (Grades 3-5, 6-8)
- In this lesson, students will learn about responsible consumption and how the choices we make when disposing of trash can impact the environment. Students will listen to a story from the book One Plastic Bag, about an entrepreneur; watch a video about pollutants and distinguish between reducing, reusing and recycling. Students will interpret graphs and data within an infographic and demonstrate their knowledge of responsible consumption through developing their own infographic in collaborative groups.
PDFSweet Potato Pie (Grades 3-5)
- This lesson highlights the resources needed for a business and key information entrepreneurs should consider before starting a business. Through the story an activities, students will learn about division of labor and identify risks and rewards entrepreneurs may face when starting a business.
PDFThose Shoes (Grades PK-2, 3-5)
- In this lesson, students listen to a story about a boy who wants a certain pair of shoes because his classmates have them. They learn that their tastes and preferences affect shopping decisions. Students conduct a class survey on shoe choices and graph their results as a final activity.
PDFTwenty-two Cents: Muhammad Yunus and the Village Bank (Grades 9-12)
- In this lesson students will explore a wide array of economic concepts related to entrepreneurship, banking, poverty, and economic decision making through the story of Muhammad Yunus, the founder of Grameen Bank. Students will take a variety of perspectives regarding current banking practices in Bangladesh, engage in PACED decision making, analyze economic data, compare economic issues in Bangladesh and the United States, and craft hypotheses on how current banking practices came to be.