Let's Get Real
Exploring Race, Class, and Gender Identities in the Classroom
This is a vital resource for any teacher or administrator looking to help students tackle issues of race, class, gender, religion, and cultural background. Authors Martha Caldwell and Oman Frame, both lifelong educators, offer a series of teaching strategies designed to encourage conversation and personal reflection, enabling students to think creatively, rather than stereotypically, about difference.
Using the Transformational Inquiry method, your students will learn to explore their own identities, share stories and thoughts with their peers, learn more through reading and research, and ultimately take personal and collaborative action to affect social change in their communities. This second edition’s updates include new research throughout, as well as additional lessons on gender and sexuality.
The lesson plans and handouts throughout the book are appropriate for middle and high school classes and are easy to implement into your own curriculum.
Table of Contents
1. Teaching and Learning by Discovery 2. Transformational Inquiry: Foundations for Practice 3. The Teacher’s Role: Facilitating Dynamic Dialogues 4. Inquiry into Identity: Introductory Explorations 5. Inquiry into Race 6. Inquiry into Gender and Sexuality 7. Inquiry into Social Class 8. Teacher Identity Work
Martha Caldwell and Oman Frame are cofounders of iChange Collaborative, where they provide JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) transformational change programs for students, educators, business professionals, and community leaders. Oman is the JEDI Director and a sociology teacher at the Paideia School in Atlanta, GA. Martha designs programs, consults, and co-facilitates workshops through iChange Collaborative.