Participatory Citizenship

Teaching Social Studies Through Participatory Citizenship

Monday, September 07, 2015 Comment man giving presentation of project citizen helping our environment

If you’ve encountered the critical pedagogy of Paolo Freire and have only encountered it in theory, meet Shannon White, who teaches social studies “through a social justice and community-oriented lens, fostering deep critical thinking that challenges the status quo and engages students in as many authentic experiences as possible.” She uses YouTube playlists, hashtag galleries and donorschoose to fund and document her programs. If you are interested in educators who use digital media and networks to connect students with the real world, consider Ms. White. I first heard about Shannon White from Don Wettrick, an extraordinary