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  • Multicultural Education Institute vol 3 @ TCU

    MEI Vol. 3 is set for February 1st at TCU!  The institute runs conference style and is open to any FWISD employee as well as educators from outside the district.  Registration is FREE.  
     

    FWISD staff registration is available via Eduphoria at - 

     

    https://fwisd.schoolobjects.com//wshop/default.aspx?cid=19795

     

    Educators from outside the district should RSVP via the FWISD social studies department at 817.814.2470 or email joseph.niedziela@fwisd.org

     

    More About the MEI

     

    This full day professional learning event furthers FWISD C&I/Social Studies goals to ensure our teachers, curriculum, and resources are culturally responsive to each student we serve.

    We’ve teamed up with TCU’s Department of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies and TCU's College of Education ANSER Institute for MEIv3. The day calls for a keynote/event kick-off presentation, , an Expo Room with community organizations and resources, as well as breakout sessions led by university scholars, FWISD teachers and staff, and community organizations. Sessions are organized around four strands – Community Connections, Culturally Relevant Instruction, Social Emotional Learning, and Literacy, Language and Sociolinguistics. More information about each strand is available here.  

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  • Community Forum
    Latino/a Studies: Curriculum and Culture A Conversation with TCU CRES and FWISD


    We are working with TCU's Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies program and the community on a new project intended to ensure elementary and secondary students deeply connect with the rich history, cultures and contributions of Latino History and Culture.


    Connect with us at one of our upcoming community forums to learn more about the work, share your ideas, and celebrate!

    October 30, 2018 | North Side High School | 6 pm – 8 pm


    November 5, 2018 | Paschal High School | 6 pm – 8 pm


    Download the event flyer for additional details!

    English | Spanish

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    Community Connection:  African and African-American History and Culture

     

    We are working with the community on a new project intended to ensure elementary and secondary students deeply connect with the rich history, cultures and contributions of African and African-Americans.

    Connect with us to learn more about the work, share your ideas, and celebrate!

     

    When?     5:30 – 7:30 pm | November 2, 2017  

     

    Download the event flyer for details!

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Ethnic Studies - High School Social Studies Electives

  • SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIAL STUDIES: LATINO AMERICAN STUDIES T

    8041 T

    This course provides opportunities for students to learn about the heritage of Latino/Latina Americans and how they shape American society.  Topics include an examination of the historical, economic, social, and cultural contributions of people and descendants of Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. This course provides authentic academic experiences and is designed to prepare students for success in college and in their chosen careers.  Students are expected to conduct in-depth research, prepare a product of professional quality, and make presentations to appropriate audiences as part of this course.

     

    Instructional Material: No state-adopted instructional material(s)/Contact Social Studies

     

    Prerequisites: World Geography Studies; World History Studies; completion of US History or taken concurrently; student interest

    Grade level: 11 – 12

    Credit(s): 0.5

    What’s Next? Core course per recommended sequence for graduation and/or any elective social studies course that can be applied toward a humanities endorsement.

    College Hour(s): NA

       

    DUAL CREDIT SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIAL STUDIES: Latino Studies T

    TCC Course:  Mexican-American History I to 1876 (HIST 2327)

    8043 T

    Historical, economic, social, and cultural development of Mexican-Americans/Chicanos/Chicanas.

     

    Instructional Material: TCC Course:  Mexican-American History I to 1876 (HIST 2327)

     

    FWISD Prerequisites: World Geography and World History

    TCC Prerequisites:  ENGL-1301 with a grade of C or TSI compliant in reading

    Grade level: 11-12

     

    Early College High School Grade Placement 10-12

    Course taught by an approved adjunct instructor.

    Credit(s): 0.5

    College Hour(s): 3 hours

       

    DUAL CREDIT SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIAL STUDIES: Latino Studies T

    UTA Course: Introduction to Mexican-American Studies (MAS 2300)

    8043 T

    This online course is an introduction to the multi-disciplinary field of Mexican-American Studies.  By the end of the course students will gain an understanding of important moments in Mexican-American history, key cultural concepts in Mexican American cultural studies, and the issues confronting Latinos/as today.

     

    Instructional Material: UTA Course:  Intro. to Mexican-American Studies (MAS 2300)

     

    FWISD Prerequisites: World Geography Studies; World History Studies; completion of US History or taken concurrently; student interest

    UTA Prerequisites:  Admission into UTA’s Honors Academy Dual Credit Program

    Grade level: 11-12

    Credit(s): 0.5

    College Hour(s): 3 hours

       

     

    SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIAL STUDIES: AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES AND CONTRIBUTIONS T

    8045 T

    This course gives students an opportunity to explore African and African-American history from ancient times to the present. During this study, students develop an understanding of the causes, character, and consequences of the African American experience as well as the way individual contributions shape the political, economic, and cultural landscape in the local community, the United States, and the World. Students are expected to conduct in-depth research, prepare a product of professional quality, and make presentations to appropriate audiences as part of this course.

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    Instructional Material: No state-adopted instructional material(s)/Contact Social Studies

     

    Prerequisites: World Geography Studies; World History Studies; completion of US History or taken concurrently; student interest

    Grade level: 11 – 12

    Credit(s): 0.5

    What’s Next? Core course per recommended sequence for graduation and/or any elective social studies course that can be applied toward a humanities endorsement.

    College Hour(s): NA