Our Curriculum

Our Riverside combines project-based learning, design thinking, and historical understanding to support research that emphasizes intrinsic motivation and civic awareness.

OUR LEARNING GOALS FOR YOUTH

  • to cultivate intrinsic motivation by working on a project that is interesting to them, using methods that make sense to them, and sharing that work with the public.
  • to develop historical imagination by considering the relationship between a previous historical moment, its context, and interpreting its relationship to the present.
  • to increase researchers’ sense of efficacy in and awareness of the place where they live.

TEACHING-AS-RESEARCH GOALS

  •  To deepen the quality and public understanding of the CCC’s collection about the past and present Riverside neighborhood.
  • Questions :
    • How do you assess this kind of open-ended work? What is generous assessment?
    • How can creative research methods support metacognition practices in history?
    • How can we cultivate an active reciprocity between archive and field research?
    • What does it mean to do this kind of work in a historically black community center?
    • How can it model community centered history work?

2018 EDUCATOR GOALS

CATHRYN PHILIPPE

  • How can I increase my understanding of how to work with archives in my teaching?
  • How can I support youth to feel connected to their local environment, and to know that they and their communities are part of history?

CECELIA HALLE

  • How can I increase my understanding and creativity with pedagogical methods?
  • How can I deepen my ability to engage with archival material?