CGCT is proud to announce the release of its first curriculum book!
Chicago’s students finally have the chance to study Chicago through the eyes of their own communities, families, and peoples’ (s)heroes. Steeped in local history, critical thinking, active dialogue, and interdisciplinary learning, this exciting set (Urban Renewal or Urban Removal? and the Student Learning and Action Journal – with a free mixed conscious hiphop CD) not only present local history, they encourage your students to make history by taking intelligent action and by authoring new contributions to future CGCT publications.
Integrate the URUR set (8th grade through College) into the following courses: U.S. History / Multicultural Studies / Urban Studies / Economics / Political Science / Social Studies / Civics / Local Government / Language Arts / Modern Literature / Non Fiction / Poetry and even Mathematics.
Please click on the book covers below to order your copy!
The Chicago Grassroots Curriculum Taskforce (CGCT)
is working to revolutionize the traditional educational model of classroom learning by infusing the curriculum with local and relevant content from students’ lives - through their families, cultures, histories, arts, communities, and experiences. As a locally- based national clearinghouse, the CGCT seeks to bring students, parents, educators, and elders to the table to compile, publish, and advocate for these culturally relevant materials in our schools (grades Pre-K through Ph.D.).
For more info, check out our brochure and newsletters...