How can the Bloom–Banks model be applied to other educational contexts, other underrepresented learners, or other types of diverse learners? Give specific examples.

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Integrating Multicultural Curriculum

The literature on culturally responsive curriculum often focuses on the pedagogy, or the how, of teaching. The curriculum, or the what part, is equally important. James Banks identified four levels of ways that multicultural content can be integrated into the curriculum, representing increasingly higher levels of integration: the Contributions Approach, the Additive Approach, the Transformational Approach, and the Social Action Approach. The Bloom–Banks model combines these four levels with the six cognitive domain levels of Bloom’s taxonomy, which represents hierarchy of cognitive complexity.

Read about the Bloom–Banks model, and answer the following questions: How can the Bloom–Banks model be applied to other educational contexts, other underrepresented learners, or other types of diverse learners? Give specific examples. In the responsive lesson plan you are working on for this course, which of Banks’s four levels of curriculum integration would be most appropriate? Why? Give a specific example of an activity representing that level of integration that you can include in your lesson to meet your learners readiness, interests, and abilities. What can you do to challenge your students to move to a higher Bloom’s level within that integration approach? As you read your classmates’ answers, do you think the activities suggested will help set high expectations for learners and keep them engaged in the learning process? What else can you suggest to help scaffold learning and help students meet rigorous learning outcomes?

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