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Multicultural Social Studies Curriculum: A Content Analysis, Bryan Throckmorton, James Carver Mar 2008

Multicultural Social Studies Curriculum: A Content Analysis, Bryan Throckmorton, James Carver

Leah A. Nillas

The increasing diversity of society is affecting schools across the nation, as each student who enters the classroom brings his or her own background and experiences. Given this vast variety of backgrounds, it is becoming increasingly important to ensure that teachers are able to employ a curriculum which affirms students’ cultural identities and prepares them to understand and interact with the many cultures within our global community. Social Studies has traditionally been the content area that handles the historical and social issues, which promote students’ sense of cultural identity and social preparation. Yet, with the diversity of our country’s ...