A. Efficiency - 8
B. Functionality - 3.2
C. Design - 7.5
Facing History and Ourselves: A Website for Teaching Inclusion
Summary : Need a teaching strategy?
The Facing History and Ourselves website is dedicated to teaching students about diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion using the humanities and literacy. From the website’s main page, users can access premade lessons and activities by clicking the “Educator Resources” button and then the “Teaching Strategies” button. Here, users can peruse dozens of different teaching methods they can use immediately in their classroom. Each strategy is described and procedures are offered for how the strategy can be implemented along with examples.
Please Note: This website contains additional resources for users that they can purchase or access from the website. These additional resources are available by clicking the “Educator Resources” button and then choosing either the “Books & Borrowing” or “Topics” option.
- When planning lessons, teachers can view the teaching resources listed in this website and choose ones that are applicable for the topics students will be engaging.
- Teachers can design an assignment where students are responsible for teaching a lesson to their peers. As part of that assignment, students can visit this website and choose a teaching strategy they can use for their lesson. They can then implement the strategy and, after the lesson, write a reflection about the effectiveness of the teaching strategy they selected.
- To increase student engagement, teachers can have students view the different teaching strategies offered by this website. Next, students can vote for the top three they find most appealing. After the vote, teachers can then work to craft lessons that utilize those teaching strategies.
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