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Flex Class: Race, Racism, and Cultural Awareness

This course will teach students, through anthropology, how to break down their own cultural norms and biases about race to better respect and understand different peoples around the world.
Blake McCabe, NY Certified Educator
120 total reviews for this teacher
New class
No live meetings
Over 5 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does a "Flex" course work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

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Class Experience

Students will learn about the history of race and racism, and the constructs around it.
Students will learn what anthropology is and what anthropologists due.
Students will become familiar with their own cultural norms and cultural lens.
Students will learn how ethnography is done.
Students will explore norms of other cultures in an attempt to understand them from within their own viewpoint.

This course will cover the following C3 standards:
I am an experienced Educator, Coordinator, and Supervisor with 7+ years of administration, management and customer service experience, 5+ years of teaching, student advisement and project development, and 2+ years working with international students, qualitative research, and course development. I hold a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Anthropology from Binghamton University, and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Sociology/Anthropology and Music from Mansfield University, in addition to a TEFL certification. I am also a course complete PhD student in Anthropology, studying the intersection of politics and religion. I also hold a General Class Amateur Radio License with 13wpm Morse Code. I am also a certified social studies teacher with NY certification for grades 5-12.

My anthropological training in academia includes learning about human evolution, race and racism, colonialism, cultural diversity, cultural awareness and education, bias, reflexivity, impacts of academic research on minority groups, and research ethics. I am also the Educational Coordinator and Lead Teacher of a Sunday school and a substitute teacher in 5 local school districts. I give talks on issues of religion, politics, and race issues, and have taught classes related to this topic previously. I conducted a thesis paper for my undergraduate on conflicts international students faced, which discussed issues of race, religion, language, cultural misunderstandings, and xenophobia. My Master's research focused on immigration issues, racism towards immigrants from Ethiopia in Israel, and conflict between religious sects. I also run a group that addresses issues of race, religion, politics, and teaches cultural awareness and diversity through education of traditions, history, and music from around the world.
weekly video responses and small research assignments
In addition to the lecture videos, each week will have Nearpod slides. These include additional videos, notes, and activities. Students will complete these activities each week, which I will be able to see and provide feedback on. These include open-ended question responses, polls, quizzes, Virtual Reality tours, match sets, and drawings.
The students need access to regular Youtube. Some of the videos may not play in the kid's version of Youtube.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
The course will cover sensitive topics that include race, religion, and issues of historical and modern-day violence. This includes the Holocaust, terror attacks, and lynching, among others. There will be imagery used that pertain to these topics and could be viewed as upsetting. I will be mitigating this by providing information in advance of the imagery and topics so students know what they will be encountering in each lecture video. The course will focus on facts through statistics and historical data. Students will learn about first-hand accounts of people affected by these forms of hatred. This class uses Nearpod, which is an approved 3rd party tool and is 2D compliant. All videos will be through Nearpod, but some are from youtube and embedded.
Sources for this course include: RACE project, Nearpod lesson slides, Teaching Tolerance, Flocabulary, works by Franz Boas, MACAT, American Anthropological Association, Vox, Angela Kloine Flynne, Ted Ed, Crash Course, The Globe and Mail, American Museum of Natural History, BBC, "The Breathtaking Courage of Harriet Tubman" Janell Hobson 2018, PBS, Huffpost, NY Times, ABC News, US News, and UN News


Blake McCabe, NY Certified Educator
Lives in the United States
ACE Educator, NY Certified Social Studies Teacher Grades 5-12, Nearpod Certified Educator, Anthropologist, Music Teacher, Amateur Radio Operator
120 total reviews
174 completed classes

About Me

Get $15 off my multi-week and flex classes with coupon code MCCAB4UIIL15 until Jan 31, 2023, and/or $5 off any class (including one-time classes) with coupon code MCCABO5C485 until Jan 31, 2023. Enter the coupon code at checkout. I also offer... 
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