Grades K-12 Curriculum Guide for Attucks: The School That Opened A City

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Many challenging social issues (e.g. stereotyping, democracy, racism, cultural difference, integration, segregation, to name only a few) emerge from documentarian Ted Green’s WFYI production, Attucks: The School That Opened A City. Grappling with these issues is central to children’s understanding of society, therefore they are addressed in this elementary, middle, and high school curriculum guide. Our purpose is to illustrate how these issues can be approached through developmentally appropriate, meaningful instruction while also attending to assessments of how children are learning and responding. It requires that teachers, as always, not only spend time preparing for lessons but also make time for analytical reflection, for developing rigorous cultural sensitivity, and for a constant questioning of one’s own values and of our goals for children’s education.


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