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Primary source analysis tools
Use these tools to help students analyze primary sources deeply and engage with the cultural perspectives of the source-creators.
Investigating cultural competence
Use these materials to investigate cultural competence with teaching colleagues or students.
- Identity Circles from Teaching Tolerance for teachers or students
- Cultural Identity Beliefs Chart (PDF) for teachers
- Cultural Autobiography (PDF) for teachers or students
Reflect on how to successfully facilitate difficult discussions on controversial issues with young children.
- Structured Academic Controversy
- "Justice Pedagogy: Grade 1-3 Students Challenge Racist Statues" Social Studies and the Young Learner
- "Teaching Controversy in a Time of Polarization" Social Education Magazine
- Controversy in the Classroom by Diana E. Hess
Additional teaching and learning materials
- "But That's Just Good Teaching" (PDF)
Read Gloria Ladson-Billing’s article explaining CRP and what it looks like in the classroom.
- CRP supported by primary sources (PDF)
Print this one-page guide to using primary sources to support culturally responsive teaching.
- Culturally relevant pedagogy in the early elementary classroom: a 2nd grade example
Watch this webinar to learn how CRP coach Jehanne Beaton develops a culturally relevant lesson for 2nd graders supported by primary sources.
- Addressing student misconceptions (PDF)
Use a Reading and Analyzing Non-Fiction (RAN) chart to respond to student misconceptions with primary sources.
- Question formulation technique
Use this technique from the Right Question Institute with students to help them ask deep, higher-order thinking questions to lead historical investigations.