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  Case: I Wish I Were Black!
As a teacher of 5th grade students, I try to make sure that my students have a good sense of all the people and cultures that make up this country. Last couple weeks, I paid special attention to the African American people who have made significant contributions to the US. We read a book written by Walter Dean Myers. We have studied scientists, writers, and political figures. Students were very engaged and interested in the content. Yesterday something happened that puzzled me. Three of my White students told me that they wished they were Black. This was not my intention when I planned all my lessons on contributions of African Americans. How should I address this issue?
Solution: (Rates are posted for this solution!)
In this case, I would ask those students to elaborate on their comment to see where it may have stemmed from. In my assumption, I would guess it is because they wanted to be like great people. This would be a great time to switch over to other important figures of other races and cultural background. Also I would try to find connections of people of different races working together to achieve their great accomplishment. This would reiterate the idea the everyone working together can help us achieve the changes needed in this world.
The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
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Rated On: October 16, 2014 10:59 pm
Rated By: PezaLe