Creating connections Collaboration between museums and schools Jody Stokes-Casey Session Moderator Education Coordinator Interim Director of Collections, Education, & Interpretation A. Michelle Craig Coordinator of Youth Programs Lyndsey Pender Applied Anthropology Graduate Student Grad Assistant at C.H. Nash Nur Abdalla Applied Anthropology Graduate Student Grad Assistant at C.H. Nash
Consider: In what ways does your museum partner with community schools? What are your museum’s goals in making stronger connections with them?
Jody Stokes-Casey, Education Coordinator & Interim Director of Collections, Interpretation, & Education You are here. Creating connections Collaboration between museums and schools
Frayser High School, 1949 Frayser High School, class of 1970 Frayser High School, students1969 HISTORY, IMAGE, AND CULTURE Firestone Tire & Rubber Plant, 1938. Closed in 1983 International Harvester Plant, closed mid-1980s Sears Crosstown, closed early 1990s
Frayser CommunitySource: Demographics Now, U.S. Census, 2000 2011. NBC-WMC “Breaking News” report HISTORY, IMAGE, AND CULTURE 2014. Fox 13 “Breaking News” report http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/local-news/north-memphis-community-becomes-lab-for-do-or A few years ago, the University of Memphis identified five "hot spots" for crime in Memphis. Three were in Frayser. 6 in 10 Frayser children lived in what the federal government defines as poverty. Unemployment here has more than doubled in the past decade to more than 17 percent. The state considers 11 of Frayser's 14 public schools to be failing. Fewer than half of Frayser's adults have high school diplomas. Folks in Frayser are eager for positive change, but after generations of being tossed about by massive socioeconomic forces such as deindustrialization, suburbanization and urbanization, they don't want to play poster child for well-meaning outsiders using Frayser's woes to cash in on grants or bolster resumes. Commercial Appeal David Waters, December 2012
English Proficiency Distribution English proficiency is determined by student results on the school's Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program test. Below Basic 43% Basic 45% Proficient 10% Advanced 1% Algebra Proficiency Distribution Algebra proficiency is determined by student results on the school's Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program tests. Below Basic 56% Basic 32% Proficient 9% Advanced 3% Data based on the 2012-2013 school year. http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/tennessee/districts/memphis-city-schools/frayser-high-school-18092/test-scores Bobby White , Superintendent of Frayser Community Schools http://www.governing.com/topics/education/gov-memphis-education-reform.html INITIATING
Kimberly Hopkins-Clark. Principal of MLK College Preparatory High School Bobby White Superintendent of Frayser Community Schools Creating connections Collaboration between museums and schools
Economic justice PLANNING
What is economics? Economics is the study of production, distribution and consumption of goods and services to satisfy human wants and needs. production distribution consumption goods services
What is justice? Justice is the quality of being just, impartial, or fair. DRIVE connection: Integrity is when your actions and values align. Justice and integrity are key cornerstones of development, human rights, peace and security. actions values
What is Economic Justice? Each person is able to earn a living and exchange goods and services with others fairly while also being free to engage creatively (mind and spirit) beyond economics.
Then what is economic injustice? http://www.startribune.com/opinion/198634511.html Economic inequality occurs when there is a financial disparity between the rich and the poor in which the top class has significantly more than each of the other classes, especially the lowest. What factors in American history have contributed to an unfair economic system? Who is affected by the unjust economic system? http://blog.seattlepi.com/davidhorsey/2011/09/19/how-we-slice-the-pie-in-the-usa/
PLANNING Cognitive/knowledge In this system, each person is able to earn a living and exchange goods and services with others fairly while also being free to engage creatively (mind and spirit) beyond economics: a. Fair Trade b. Civil Rights Movement c. Economic Justice d. Open Source EMPATHY I believe that there are two sides to every question and try to look at them both. a. Describes me very well b. Describes me well c. Neutral d. Does not describe me well RESPONSIBILITY It is up to me and people my age to be sure our community is a safe place. a. Describes me very well b. Describes me well c. Neutral d. Does not describe me well
IMPLEMENTING Community service component
IMPLEMENTING Lesson Plan PowerPoint with Lecture Notes Worksheet
QUESTIONS, CONCEPTS, DISCUSSION POINTS IMPLEMENTING SHARECROPPING VS BLACK WALL STREET supply demand Montgomery Bus Boycott How can you join the movement to inspire the community, nation, world? MARCH ON WASHINGTON Demands Meaningful civil rights laws Massive federal work program Full and fair employment Decent housing The right to vote Adequate integrated education Are these problems faced in our community today? BIRMINGHAM CHILDREN’S CRUSADE Black panther party ten-point program MEMPHIS SANITATION STRIKE All labor has dignity.
http://www.kingsacademy.com/mhodges/03_The-World-since-1900/09_The-Cold-War/09d_Shifts-in-American-Culture-2.htm d.r.i.v.e INITIATIVE Discipline RESPONSIBILITY INTEGRITYvision effort
Cognitive/knowledge INCREASE EMPATHY CONSISTENT RESPONSIBILITY Consistent RESULTS It is up to me and people my age to be sure our community is a safe place. a. Describes me very well b. Describes me well c. Neutral d. Does not describe me well
Creating connections Collaboration between museums and schools HISTORY, IMAGE, AND CULTURE