Julie Shayne Leads Mock Classroom for Native American High School Students

Students at RAIN event

IAS faculty member Julie Shayne lead a mock classroom for Native American high school students as part of the Reaching American Indian Nations (RAIN) recruitment event. Shayne did an abridged version of a lesson from her course “Place and Displacement in the Americas” that she co-teaches with IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson. She chose an interactive lesson about the Chicano mural movement where students viewed images and discussed the civil rights movement from which the murals emerged. Shayne has a similar event scheduled later in the month for students from Voyager middle school as part of Cheryl Gordon’s community based learning and research (CBLR) course “Education and Society.” Shayne’s relationship with Voyager began in February 2014 when she did her first mock classroom for them. UWB has maintained a cross-campus partnership that includes the CBLR office, Writing and Communication Center, and Education Studies program with Voyager ever since.