Have your students expressed an interest in the new movie Black Panther? Not only is the movie a great action movie, but there are many curriculum connections to be made particularly at the middle levels for World History, Geography, Social Studies, Economics, and Literature. A teacher from the Chicago Public Schools (Tess Raser) created this set of lesson plans and activities for middle school students to go along with a viewing of Black Panther. If you have students who have been engaged in the themes and topics brought up in the movie, I highly encourage you to look at and adapt these resources for your use. Here's an article in EdWeek about Raser's plans and the importance of connecting cultural moments to our students' lives and the daily experience of the classroom.
As I've been traveling around the Archdiocese, people have heard me talk about the need for more high quality and authentic learning opportunities for students in our schools. This post, from the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, provides four practical examples for elementary and secondary cross-disciplinary performance assessments that you could use today. For more information on quality performance assessment in general, check out the Center for Collaborative Education's website here.
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