Capstone Project (Open Access)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Liberal Studies Education
The purpose of this paper is to establish the importance of cultural-representation in schools where the majority of the students identify as Latino. The participants for the Capstone Project included a classroom of third-grade students in a public elementary school located on California’s Central Coast. The supporting literature provides additional information on why incorporating culturally-relevant literature is needed. The issue is what books are available to the students that talk about their culture. By providing culturally-relevant books to students in the classroom in hopes to promote a more positive relationship with reading and a personal relationship with attending school. For the project portion of this paper a lesson plan was made with one book that explained family values and traditions. As a future teacher this work contributes to my career by reassuring what an important impact culturally-relevant literature can do to help improve a classroom experience.
Rodriguez, Priscilla R., "Cultural Representation in the Classroom" (2019). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 462.
Curriculum and Instruction Commons, Early Childhood Education Commons, Elementary Education Commons