Exploring African American Voices: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
In this 4-week online course the students and I will read and discuss a book that delves into an example of Black American experience.
Cheryl R Ragar
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Bud, Not Buddy earned both the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Award in 2000 and offers readers a chance to learn about the life of a young boy struggling to find family during The Great Depression of the 1930s. Students will commit to reading the chosen book and be prepared to explore central questions provided by the teacher during class meetings. Each class will include review of the assigned book chapters or sections, questions for clarification, and then discussion of...
At the completion of this course, students will have tools to help them read a text for deeper understanding (active reading strategies). In addition, they will have the shared experience of talking about individual perspectives on the book.
At the request of parent/student I am offering a course that centers on African American literature and perspectives that are often largely neglected in mainstream classes. My doctoral education in issues of race, ethnicity, and power relationships, along with the many classes I have taught in this area, have prepared me to present these issues in a thoughtful way.
Assigned reading and reflection questions
Students will need their own copy of the chosen book. It is widely available online and in libraries. Please let me know if you need help finding a copy.
While written assessments are not required, I am happy to provide thoughtful feedback on a final paper if requested.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
This class will focus upon issues of racial minority experiences in the United States.
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Hi, my name is Cheryl, for almost 20 years I have taught a variety of classes, including those related to history, social studies, diversity in American society, and visual art and culture. I also have experience teaching critical thinking,...