This is your chance to create a multicultural project that you could use with your students. The project should include at least 3 English Language Proficiency Standards (CCSSO, 2014), and should focus on celebrating and learning about the different cultures in the world.
You will focus your project on 4 out of the 7 goals listed in Multicultural Education in Your Classroom (Garcia, n.d.):
- Creating a safe, accepting, and successful learning environment for all
- Increasing awareness of global issues
- Strengthening cultural consciousness
- Strengthening intercultural awareness
- Teaching students that there are multiple historical perspectives
- Encouraging critical thinking
- Preventing prejudice and discrimination
Your project can be in any format and for any age level. Include a description of the project, the goals, and the procedures.
- Consider what students might do to have experiences with multicultural education.
- The project could be an assignment the students need to complete in class.
- It could be a major project they create (e.g., portfolio, presentation) and present to their class or the entire school.
- Provide a 1-2 page explanation along with the project description that includes:
- How this project will help bridge language and culture in the classroom as it relates to the four goals you have chosen to explore
- The connection between the ELP standards you have chosen and your project
- Your reasons for selecting the project goals
- Ensure your project description is detailed so anyone can replicate it.