Capstone Project Title
Implementing Cultural Sustaining Literacy: Curriculum Unit Plans
The research question that is being addressed in this capstone project is: How can we create curriculums and environments that integrate equitably and culturally sustaining literacy practices in high school Social Studies settings that intentionally consider all learners? This paper discusses the creation of curriculums rooted in the approaches of Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy and Equitable Literacy Practices. Additionally, this document discusses the creation of a 12th Grade US Government curriculum that seeks to respond to the work of Muhammed (2020), Hammond (2015) and Paris & Alim (2014). Historically Responsive Literacy Framework from the book Cultivating Genius is one of the anchoring approaches to how this is constructed. The topics focused on equitable literacy practice, culturally sustaining pedagogy and meeting the needs of all learners. Included with the project are a literature review of research, a curriculum unit plan, materials and resources used for this curriculum. Finally, it concludes with limitations, recommendations and suggestions around both future usage of the curriculum and further exploration around themes culturally sustaining literacy in a social studies setting.
Curriculum, Literacy, Teachers/ Teaching
Adenodi, Adewale, "Implementing Cultural Sustaining Literacy: Curriculum Unit Plans" (2021). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 735.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects