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Max wants to connect the curriculum with the community

Max was impressed with how much everyone learned about the families in his class when students presented findings from their Family Culture inquiry projects. He noticed that sharing helped build a sense of cultural awareness and community in his class. At the same time, he felt concerned that because most of his students were of European descent, the project did not expose his students to the broad range of family histories, cultures and languages represented within the community as a whole. Rick explained to his mentor, Max, “We put all this effort into knowing the families in our class, and that was a great experience, but I’m not sure where to go from here. How do I use what they learned about themselves to help them think about the broader community?”

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