This post provides a rationale for pushing outside our comfort zones when it comes to our personal point of view and crafting a more diverse and inclusive curriculum. As educators, in honor of Black History Month, we can reflect on our points of view, celebrate diversity, see whiteness, and read with abandon. This post is the first in a series.
How can we get gifted students to deepen their understanding of literary and historical characters? How can we bring together isolated facts and help students visualize and analyze the impact of a person on a story or a time period? A Body Biography is a way students can use images and writing to express that analytical and conceptual understanding of characters.