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Diversity and Anti-Racism Virtual Class (redirected from Race and Racism Virtual Class)

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Affirming Diversity through Culturally Relevant

Anti-Racist Teaching and Learning 

 Week 12


Assignment Due April 30 at 4:00 PM 



Workshop Links for 1-2 TIME in class:


African American History



Women's History

Women’s History and Herstory: eBook Learning Pathway


Latinx History 

Mexican Immigration to the United States


The Latino Civil Rights Movement


National Hispanic Heritage Month Digital Choice Board


Native American History

Pocahontas and the Jamestown Colony


Cahokia and Etzanoa


American Indian and Alaska Native Digital Choice Board


Children and Youth History

Lowell Mill Girls


Youth Activists and Change Makers Digital Choice Board


Civil Rights Transportation Protests Digital Choice Board




Class Opener: Who in America do we all need to know about?





Steve Breen, national political cartoonist, expressed his respect and regard for Katherine Johnson, an irreplaceable thinker, visionary and mathematician whose equations are directing NASA space launches STILL after her death.


To his surprise, the cartoon appeared on an Illinois middle school wall for everyone to see and he tweeted his delight.



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Katherine Johnson's equations are our steps to space.




1. Although Katherine Johnson no longer is a presence at NASA, her work continues to inform space exploration.

    Describe 3 or 4 achievements that she participated in at NASA.


    What is memorable to you about her learning from a young age that we see in the short video and article?



Workshop 1: Who are students in America?


RECALLING YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE with diversity of students/teachers/staff in HIGH schools you attended--- 


1. Were students speaking many different languages or mostly English?


2. Were bilingual or trilingual teachers and staff speaking those other languages to students in hallways or the cafeteria?


3. Were students in the school(s) from a wide range of socio-economic levels--wealthy to poor?


4. Did the school(s) have free breakfast and lunch programs?



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Mapping America's Diversity with the 2020 Census


Explore Hawaii + 2 states of your choice to answer the question.



 Counties (Map 1) or

Metropolitan areas (Map 2).



5. With Hawaii, what two other states did you explore?


In each of the 3 states, what did you learn about the populations of different communities that are next to each other in the state?


Answer in 3 paragraphs, one paragraph describing each state.







Workshop 2: Housing Segregation Creates School Segregation 


Hear and Read
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60 years after Brown vs. Board of Education, America's schools remain segregatedReported NPR 0517/14.


Hear the podcast while reading the transcript to hear students read the 6-word sentences they wrote


6. Did you know any of the information from the podcast about resegregation by school districts and courts? 

Explain what you learned hearing the podcast.



Hear and Read

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 Hear the podcast while reading the transcript to listen to three generations of the Dent family explaining the history they have lived

Reported NPR 04/18/14. Interview Transcript


7. What did you hear D'Leisha Dent say in this interview that DEMONSTRATES her growth mindset? 


8. To compose a six word sentence for the Race Card Project, what six words would you write?


9. Of the students interviewed for 'Six Words: 'Segregation Should Not Determine Our Future' whose words made the most profound impression on you? Why?


10. What is bright flight?


      What is white flight?


11. Did you know these terms before hearing the podcast?  


      With white flight and bright flight from a community, who REMAINS in the community?



Big Idea Closer: Laws and Governing Policies Determine Housing 


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VIEW the short video at the beginning of this link and read the short article.

REDLINING's LEGACY: MAPS are gone, but the problem hasn't disappeared.



12. What is redlining? How does it limit people's choices of housing and affect who attends the public schools?





Resources for Additional Learning


Not Part of the Assignment




Adam Ruins Everything Redlining



Internet Access -- Who Has It? Who Doesn't?



Internet Access -- Who has it? 




What is neighborhood busting? How does it affect people's choices of housing and affect who has choices?

Making a Highway to Nowhere -- Who Has No Vote in the Initiative? 



MAP: Minimum Wage Around the World


In pairs, one person consults the living wage calculator and the other the income calculator. See what you learn and share the results with the other person.


Living Wage Calculator from Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Income Calculator from Pew Research


Wealth Inequality in America





First Computers at Harvard
























Workshop ExperienceTeaching Diverse Histories in American Schools


Choose one of the following wiki pages and sketch note its diverse history information.


  • Scroll down the whole page to see all the resources.
  • Select three that catch your interest.
  • Open and learn from those three information to reveal in your sketch note.














In the video AGE 21 in AMERICA we see the students we met in AGE 7 in AMERICA.


Short segments of this video show what has occurred for Louis and for Eric, both children with big dreams at age 7.

One poor, one wealthy, their determination to achieve their goals supported and propelled each of them in very different circumstances.


Heping students believe they can learn everything and anything with the right beliefs, right tools, right words produce SUCCESSFUL LEARNING which builds a GROWTH MINDSET.


A GROWTH MINDSET is why we hear Louis say confidently, as he is sure he will, , "When I make my first million . . . ." .

I believe he will.


VIEW  Age 21 in America


View Louis

0:00- 0:53 "I'm going to be working hard."



View Eric


53:36- 54:16


View Louis

1:03:30- 1:05:45 "My mother told me . . . . ."

1:34:35- 1:39:07  "When I make my first million. . ."



Look at your predictions for Louis and Eric on the educational attainment scale and the projected income scale from last week's assignment, Impacts of Poverty on Learning.


11. From what we learn of Louis and Eric's accomplishments in Age 21 in America, are there characteristics and beliefs we see in both?








  • Think of what a growth mindset can do for you in areas where you say you dislike the learning or you are disinterested in the learning.

Identify two things you did not enjoy learning when you were in school that you could learn tutoring yourself  with the right beliefs, right tools, right words?


  • What have you accomplished this week for your self-tutoring and what resources are you accessing to help you learn?




Class Opener:  What types of schools did you attend as a K-12 student?





Begin by reading the types of schools in the United States listed here (The Ultimate Guide to 13 Different Types of Schools Across America, Rasmussen College briefly describes some of these.)


  • Public
  • Private
    • Independent
    • Religious
  • Homeschool
  • Charter
  • Single Gender
  • Vocational
  • Virtual/Online
  • Magnet
  • Language Immersion
  • Dual-language bilingual 
  • Extended Day
  • Year-Round
  • GED
  • School to College
  • Montessori
  • Reggio Emilia
  • Specialized academic focus on science, performing arts, music, or other topic



  • What kinds of schools did you attend for grades K-12?  List the types.


  • Did you understand when you attended the school(s) that students being there was determined by neighborhood districts or family ability to pay tuition or having transportation to and from school?


  • Did you think that any person who wanted to attend the school(s) could do so? Explain your belief then.



Consider these facts about schools:


  • 50.7 million public school students entering pre-kindergarten through grade 12 in fall 2019
    • 5.7 million in private schools


    • White students will account for 23.4 million. 
      • 14 million Hispanic students
      • 7.6 million Black students
      • 2.6 million Asian students
      • 0.2 Pacific Islander students, 
      • 0.5 million American Indian/Alaska Native students
      • 2.3 million students of Two or more races


  • White and Black student enrollment will continue to decline while Hispanic, Asian and two more more race students will continue to increase through 2028


 Back to School Statistics 2020, National Center for Education Statistics is where we found this information and projections. 







Teacher Shortages



Teacher Shortage is 'Real and Growing, and Worse Than We Thought' NEA Today (April 3, 2019)



QUIZ:  Shortage is Bigger Problem Than Thought



Teacher Shortages: What We Know, Education Commission of the States (May 2016)

  • Estimated 60,000 teachers short in 2015; 100,000 teachers short in 2018 and the years beyond

Undergraduate PostSecondary Enrollment to Fall 2024

  • Declining Numbers of Undergraduates Going into Education
    • 691,000 in 2009
    • 451,000 in 2014

Understanding Teacher Shortages, Interactive Maps from Learning Policy Institute (September 2016)








Dropouts and Graduation Rates

2016 Map: Graduation Rates by State, Student Group










Public school systems will employ about 3.2 million full-time-equivalent (FTE) teachers in fall 2018, such that the number of pupils per FTE teacher—that is, the pupil/teacher ratio—will be 16.0. 


This ratio has remained consistent at around 16.0 since 2010. 


A projected 0.5 million FTE teachers will be working in private schools this fall, resulting in an estimated pupil/teacher ratio of 12.3, which is similar to the 2017 ratio of 12.2, but lower than the 2010 ratio of 13.0 




There is and will be a shortage of teachers.





Teacher Shortage is 'Real and Growing, and Worse Than We Thought' NEA Today (April 3, 2019)











Take this Quiz (Answers at the bottom of the page)


1.  True or False:  U.S. classrooms are becoming more racially and ethnically diverse







2. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's Current Population Survey, 53.1 million students were enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade in 2018. How does that compare to enrollment in 2011?


Enrollment in 2018 was about 600,000 students fewer than in 2011


Enrollment in 2018 was about 1 million students fewer than in 2011


Enrollment in 2018 was about 550,00 students greater than in 2011


Enrollment in 2018 was about 1.2 million students greater than in 2011


3. About what percentage of day-to-day public school expenditures are used for classroom instruction? For purposes of this question, classroom instruction is defined as activities dealing with the interaction between teachers and students in the classroom or other learning situations, and it includes teacher salaries.


40 percent


50 percent


60 percent


70 percent


4. What percentage of people in the U.S. speak a language other than English at home?


17 percent


22 percent


29 percent


35 percent


5. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, how big was the gap in average yearly salary between someone with a bachelor's degree and someone with a high school diploma or GED in 2017?










6. Which group has a higher percentage of adults ages 18 to 34 with a bachelor's or graduate degree?






7. Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau counts everyone who lives in the United States. This decennial census, including its count of children, impacts how federal funds are allocated each year for which school service or program?


Special education


Classroom technology


School lunch assistance


Teacher training


All of the above


8. What is the Census Bureau's estimate for the number of children under 10 years old who were not counted in the 2010 Census?




1 million


1.5 million


2 million



Answers to the Quiz


1.  True


2. 600,000 fewer students


3. 60%


4.  22%


5. 30,000


6.  Women


7.  All of the above


8. 1.5 million 


(The map is based on the book Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics are Remaking America. William Frey, 2018).


Race and Racism Virtual Class  Tuesday, April 21, 2020


Welcome to our Virtual Class  

It includes an Opener introducing the BIG IDEA, a rotation through 1-2 Time workshop experiences and a Closing Summary.  


Race and Racism fall 2020.docx



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6. What is 
REDLINING? If you know something about it, how would you explain the concept of redlining?



ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING: The Disturbing History of the Suburbs 


7. LIST four facts from the video that you would teach someone else who does not know about REDLINING. 



Redlining and Housing Segregation Against African Americans




Picture yourself as a diverse student in a school.


Consider how learning about historical contributions of people in your culture or your historical group or your identification as a member of the LBGTQIA+ community might assist your learning.


Culturally relevant curriculum--something we learned about in California's FAIR Education Act--created to include information and facts about LGBTQIA+ contributors, minority groups and women--that makes history inclusive, assists diverse students to achieve academically, graduate from high school and not drop out before they graduate. 


"In honor of Native American Heritage Month in the U.S., today’s interactive Doodle—illustrated by Zuni Pueblo guest artist Mallery Quetawki—celebrates Zuni (A:shiwi) Native American fiber artist, weaver, and potter the late We:wa. As a Łamana (thah-mah-nah), the late We:wa was a revered cultural leader and mediator within the Zuni tribe, devoting their life to the preservation of Zuni traditions and history." -- GoogleDoodles 11/01/21  


Google doodle celebrates the life of the renowned We-Wa


Weave with the Google doodle




14. Have you heard information about We-Wa's life in a history class or through social media, print resources or television?


15. How might including information about the diversity of United States society, the history of redlining, and the achievements of unknown or lesser known individuals like We-Wa, change the educational curriculum and learning experiences of students in elementary, middle and high schools?


Inuit School Children Invent a Number System




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