Teachers, Families, and Students: Preserving Language, Culture, and Identity Lesson Plan

April 2016 | Bank Street Graduate School of Education

This resource from Bank Street Graduate School of Education provides a structure for a group discussion about bilingual schooling. The resource includes guiding questions about the responsibilities teachers and caregivers have to preserve home languages and cultures through their education practice. Discussion questions also prompt candidates to reflect on how students can maintain bilingualism and how teachers can support bilingualism through resources and community partnerships. The session guide outlines an agenda that includes partner discussion, whole group discussion, a modeled lesson, and a culminating project.

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