Episode 180: Cultural citizenship in fifth-grade social studies with Anna Falkner & Katherina Payne

Episode 180: Cultural citizenship in fifth-grade social studies with Anna Falkner & Katherina Payne

In episode 180, Dan and Michael chat with Anna Falkner and Katherina Payne about their publication in Theory & Research in Social Education titled, ““Courage to take on the bull”: Cultural citizenship in fifth-grade social studies.”

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Books, Articles and Other Amazing Resources

  1. Falkner, A., & Payne, K. A. (2021). “Courage to take on the bull”: Cultural citizenship in fifth-grade social studies. Theory & Research in Social Education, 49(1), 78-106.
  2. Here are a couple articles on cultural citizenship the authors recommend:
    1. Rodríguez, N. N. (2018). From margins to center: Developing cultural citizenship education through the teaching of Asian American history. Theory & Research in Social Education, 1–46. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00933104.2018.1432432
    2. Flores, W. V., & Benmayor, R. (Eds.). (1997). Latino cultural citizenship: Claiming identity, space, and rights. Bacon Press.
    3. Bernal, D. D., Alemán, E., & Carmona, J. F. (2008). Transnational and transgenerational Latina/o cultural citizenship among kindergarteners, their parents, and university students in Utah. Social Justice, 35(1 (111), 28–49.
    4. Ong, A. (1996). Cultural citizenship as subject-making: Immigrants negotiate racial and cultural boundaries in the United States. Current Anthropology, 37(5), 737–762.
  3. Payne, K. A., & Green, E. (2018). Inquiry through the Lens of Identity: An Exploration and Inquiry in the Fifth Grade. Social Studies and the Young Learner, 30(3), 4-8.
  4. Yoon, H. S., & Templeton, T. N. (2019). The practice of listening to children: The challenges of hearing children out in an adult-regulated world. Harvard Educational Review, 89(1), 55-173.
  5. Here are some of the counternarrative young people’s books: 
    1. An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People 
      1. Dunbar-Ortiz, R., adapted by Reese, D. & Mendoza, J. (2019). An Indigenous peoples’ history of the United States for young people. Beacon Press.
    2. Ronald Takaki’s (2012) A Different Mirror for Young People
      1. Takaki, R. (2012). A different mirror for young people: A history of multicultural America. Seven Stories Press.
    3. Howard Zinn’s (2011) A Young People’s History of the United States.
      1. Zinn, H., adapted by R. Stefoff (2009). A young people’s history of the United States. Triangle Square.
    4. A Queer History of the United States for Young People (Bronski, 2019)
      1. Bronski, M., adapted by Chevat, R. (2019). A queer history of the United States for young people. Beacon Press.
    5. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Young People’s Edition (Loewen, 2019)
      1. Loewen, J., adapted by R. Stefoff (2019). Lies my teacher told me: Young readers’ edition: Everything American history textbooks get wrong. The New Press.
    6. Stamped: Racism, antiracism, and you. A remix of the National Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning (Reynolds & Kendi, 2020)
      1. Reynolds, J. & Kendi, I.X. (2020). Stamped: Racism, antiracism, and you. A remix of the National Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning. Little, Brown and Company.
    7. Freedom Summer For Young People: The Violent Season that Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy (Watson, 2020). 
      1. Watson, B., adapted by R. Stefoff, (2020). Freedom summer for young people: The violent season that made Mississippi burn and made America a democracy. Triangle Square.
  6. To learn more about Ms. Vine and her students, you can see how they engaged with the 2016 election in this piece in Teaching and Teacher Education: Payne, K. A., & Journell, W. (2019). “We have those kinds of conversations here…”: Addressing contentious politics with elementary students. Teaching and Teacher Education, 79, 73-82.

Biography

Anna Falkner is an Assistant Professor of Instruction and Curriculum Leadership at the University of Memphis. She is a former preschool and elementary school teacher. Her research examines how young children learn about critical social issues such as race and racism and intersects with critical civics education. 

Katherina Payne is associate professor of Curriculum and Instruction at The University of Texas at Austin.  She is a former first and second grade teacher.  Her research considers the intersections of civic education, elementary/early childhood schooling, and teacher education, and examines how relationships, community, and justice interact to transform classrooms into child-centered, democratic and more equitable spaces. You can learn more on her faculty webpage:  https://education.utexas.edu/faculty/katherina_payne

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