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Author Goss, Elizabeth
Source CiteSeerX
Content type Text
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Primary Classroom ♦ Social Justice ♦ Young Child ♦ Housing Project ♦ Chicago West Side ♦ Tooth Fairy ♦ United State ♦ Small Public School ♦ Pained African American Child ♦ Second Grade Class
Abstract he 6- and 7-year-olds in my classroom created posters with drawings of themselves as president of the United States. Their statements completed the thought, “If I were President, I would... ” I was teaching on Chicago’s West Side in a small public school that stands in the shadows of one of the city’s largest housing projects. My multiage first and second grade class was made up of 25 active, questioning, loved, curious, and sometimes worried and pained African American children. The world of my first- and second-graders was a complicated one. They came to school rich in experiences of the world, garnered from both home and school. As young children, they still debated the existence of the tooth fairy but
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study