As an aspiring elementary educator, my goal is to bridge the student’s knowledge to their curiosity. I will provide the facts that will drive their curiosity to asking questions that are relevant to the past and the future. I do not believe that avoiding inquiry is the most beneficial teaching method for my students because no student is “too young” to understand the events that have shaped our country and our world. There is always a method to teach difficult content in an honest, truthful manner to students. Since I am currently spending my first practicum in a kindergarten classroom, I have been considering and applying methods of teaching history, in regards to Teaching What Really Happened, to the primary levels. My cooperating …show more content…
They hear the news and other adults discuss negative events with police officers, so if I simply teach about great triumphs, and not the negative events, my students will be even more confused. To examine the role of police officers throughout history, we can learn about how life was during the days of segregation. I will teach my students how police officers had to enforce the laws, even though they were wrong. I can relate this to when they have done something wrong, such as stealing a toy, even though they knew it was not right. We can also learn about positive moments for police officers, such as when the World Trade Center was attacked, and officers helped save so many people. We can discuss how police officers are here to help us. Throughout all of these lessons, I will scaffold my students’ thinking by asking questions that will encourage deeper thinking about what role police officers have. I believe my students will be interested in these events because they have already seen community helpers in their daily lives. If I make the lessons relevant and engaging, they will be more motivated to think about the history and current issues at hand. The chapter I focused on was “How and When Did People Get Here?” This chapter’s historical problem was about the debate of when and how people first arrived in the Americas. The main debate of this issue stems from the lack of knowledge we have, due to archeological limitations. We only have so much evidence since
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The role of police officers is very significant to American history. Police work toward protecting citizens’ rights and helping America become the land of the free. The United States of America is built from the U.S. Constitution Bill of Rights and police play a major role in making sure American rights are met. Evolution has changed many of American history for the better; policing is part of those changes. As new issues in society arise, police must change and adapt to protect and serve the public.
Police Academy and policing are some of the most controversial things in today 's world. This particularly pertains to our society, in which it seems that there is a different incident involving the police every week. It is extremely controversial, the media uses its power of manipulation to “expose” the police often abusing their power. This is leading to a division of our nation. There is a large clash of who 's to blame in this situation, we can even see this in class based on the various opinions of my fellow students.Some of my classmates and many others blame things like police academy, methods of policing, and the cultural separation between police and the community. I interviewed somebody who lived through both. He was in the police force for 21 years and continued on to teach and direct police academy for 25 years.
It is important to remember to children do not stop learning history when they finish their time at primary school. Maintained secondary schools follow the NC which maintains that all children will continue to learn history by means of the KS3 History Programmes of Study (2013). Therefore it is important to prepare children for more challenging and precise history learning. New topics shall be introduced so it is important children have the skills to ‘identify significant events, make connections, draw contrasts, and analyse trends’ (p.72). It is, furthermore, defined that pupils will ‘pursue historically valid enquiries including some they have framed themselves’ (p.72). This indicates towards children becoming independent critical thinkers, a valuable quality to have in adult
The book, Lies My Teacher Told Me, begins with an introduction in which author James W. Loewen empathizes with the students. He discusses how History, specifically American History, is taught incorrectly. Loewen is able to share his understanding of why high school students think history is boring. He begins his argument with facts and numbers by saying that out of all the subjects in school, history is almost every student's least favorite subject. He goes on to say that teachers also misrepresent history to students by teaching history as a ¨set of facts¨ rather than ¨showing how we got to this point.¨ Loewen’s writing style is much more relaxed than a typical non-fiction
In every small town there is a police district we depend on. We depend on them to protect us , and serve in the most positive way for the people. The importance of this topic in my eyes is that the Police get-away with things that they shouldn’t. What inspired me the most is the Trayvon Martin case, and the Eric Garner case that really opened my eyes to see that the black community is so broken and we as a unit cannot seem to fix it.
Chapter four will examine reasons of why teaching history and controversial, sensitive topics to young elementary students is important and those topics, such as racism, affect young children. It will also examine both the negative and positive effects and influences history can have on a young child's mind and their cultural way of thinking.
Throughout secondary school, instead of accepting the facts stated in my textbooks, I continued to ask questions. Disillusioned by how complex historical events were taught like equations with a simple cause and effect, senior year of high school I determined that I would become a teacher. As a teacher, I aspire to not be hindered by standardized requirements and teach history in a way that resonates with students and evokes passion.
Police agencies across the United States have adopted the motto “To Protect and to Serve.” However, there is serious tension in the relationship police share with the communities surrounding them. There are many factors influencing this relationship. The strained relationship between police officers and citizens goes back as far as the time of segregation and probably even farther.
For my ethnographic essay I chose to study the life of police officers who work in the City of Saginaw. Today’s society is consumed by false statements and false social media articles. There are thousands of articles, television commercials, and websites about police brutality, race problems, and rarely seeing anything good about police officers. Lately it seems as though society is more concerned about police brutality than actual positive affects police officers have on society. With all of the things you hear on social media, and fake Facebook articles there are many different things that need to be taken into consideration. What are the positive affects police officers have on the world and in your
In today’s society police forces all across the nation are undergoing extreme scrutiny due to numerous instances that have taken place. While the media seems to be focusing on the negative aspects of these instances and stirring even more controversy, I think that a pivotal part of the story isn’t being told. This part of the story comes from the officers’ perspective; the perspective of the people that are sworn to uphold the law and to protect the citizens in their community. This paper is designed to bring light to that side of the story, the side of the officer, the importance of their position, the dangers that they face on a daily basis to protect members of the community, and how as a public we can better understand and appreciate what police officers do for us each and every day.
Police officers today face many challenges. Some concerns include dangers or safety concerns related to being a police officer, questions of the use of force and the public’s perception of officers being corrupt. Additionally, with cases of deaths and accusations that have come to the forefront about police throughout the United Stated, questions about police racial profiling have also come to light. Today’s police are considered to be corrupt and prejudice against minorities. Their image has been tarnished and police are now seen as the enemy. Many compare today’s law enforcement officers to the police officers that were prejudice and brutalized blacks during the civil rights
I mentioned something to you last week about continuing to mentor for next semester at Kennedy middle school and you told me that I needed to ask the school for permission. Who would I need to contact in order for me to continue to mentor next semester?
Hello, I am Sadè Stanton, a 2ND grade teacher at M. Agnes Jones Elementary School. Per our conversation, the second grade team will be coming to the King Center on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 10:00am-12:30pm. This will be approximately 80 students, 5 teachers, and 10 parents. If there are any further questions, please feel free to contact me at (404) 748-2261. If you need to contact the school, the number is (404)802-3900. Thank you in advance for what I know will be an amazing experience.
The United States of America has evolved over time with its policing methods and bringing order to the society. The whole idea of policing has also evolved from political, economic, and social norms. In order to better understand the role of police officers and their place in society, we have learned about the history of policing in class. The history of policing has been already split into three different categories- The Political Era (1840- 1930), The Reform/Professional Era (1930-1980), and The Community Era (1980-Present). These three eras have shaped the history of policing to what it is now.