Capstone Project (Open Access)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Traditional social studies curriculum in the K-12 system focuses on United States history through a Eurocentric lens. The issue with focusing on a black-and-white version of history impacts people of color from ethnic backgrounds that are not equally represented in the curriculum. The research conducted for this project specifically focuses on the impact of this subject matter on individuals in a predominantly Latino community. Through surveys and interviews, the researcher presents feedback on the experiences of these individuals and provides possible solutions on how schools can improve social studies curriculum at the high school level to be more culturally relevant and inclusive to the experiences of marginalized communities of color.
Hernández, Alyssa Denise, "Integrating Ethnic Studies in Social Studies Curriculum" (2017). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 174.
Additional FilesIntegrating Ethnic Studies.pdf (421 kB)
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