Developing and Teaching a Multicultural Curriculum: Incorporating Multicultural Children's Literature Across Multiple Content Areas Throughout The Curriculum, Terry, Fall 2019

Course Number: EDU 5620 C18
Instructor: Laura Terry, B.Ed., BA.P., and P.G.C.SE.
Location: Online via Canvas
Dates and Times: October 21, 2019- January 13, 2020
Credits: 3 graduate credits
Tuition: $975

Course Description

This course focuses on the importance of incorporating a multicultural curriculum through the integration of multicultural children’s literature. By purposefully choosing multicultural children’s literature which connects to specific content areas, our learners will be given opportunities to build their content knowledge, and appreciate this newly acquired knowledge through the beliefs, values, and perspectives of other countries and cultures. This course will empower all learners to freely and with intention, communicate and connect their own thoughts, ideas, and feelings with those from other diverse countries and cultures. In addition, learners will engage in new and profound knowledge from countries and cultures world-wide, and across multiple content areas. Let’s give every learner the opportunity to learn from each other’s diversity and cultures! 

Course Goals & Objectives

  • Build a learning environment and community which can successfully incorporate multicultural children's literature across multiple content areas 
  • Understand the significant benefits of multicultural children's literature to promote new learning of countries and cultures world-wide
  • Engage in tremendously powerful teaching across multiple content areas, first-hand, that utilizes multicultural children's literature from around the world
  • Learn to incorporate amazingly thoughtful teaching opportunities with your learners in your classroom
  • Reflect and respond to weekly readings that will enrich your capabilities of implementing a multicultural curriculum 

Observe your learners freely and with intention, communicate and connect their own thoughts, ideas, and feelings with those from other diverse countries and cultures

Required Texts

You will also need to purchase the following multicultural children's literature books:

Nothando’s Journey by Jill Apperson Manly

Ojiichan’s Gift by Chieri Uegaki 

The Little Hummingbird by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas 

A Tiny Seed: The Story of Wangari Maathai by Nicola Rijsdijk 

The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid

Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai 

Waiting for the Biblioburro by Monica Brown 

There will also be articles provided by the instructor.

For additional course information

Laura Terry
(802) 849-2225 or (802) 324-4678

For additional registration information

Bethany Sprague
(802) 468-1325

Register online now!