PPS Curriculum Adoption’Portland Public Schools district is the first in the state to use a textbook exploring Oregon’s racial history


Portland Public Schools district is the first in the state to use a textbook exploring Oregon’s racial history
Subject: PPS Curriculum Adoption
Go to this link for the Oregonian article of May 12, 2008.
From: Marcia Arganbright <marganbr@pps.k12.or.us>
Date: Tue, May 13, 2008 9:04 pm
To: GOLDEN-WEST-PROJECT@AFRICAN-AMERICAN-HISTORICAL-DISTRICT.COM
 
PORTLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS
As an active concerned group of community partners I want to make sure you all saw the Oregonian article about part of the new middle level social studies materials to be used in Portland Public Schools. We will not begin using it until fall 2009.
Go to this link for the Oregonian article of May 12, 2008.
Marcia Arganbright
Director of Secondary Curriculum and Instruction
Portland Public Schools
at Rice Elementary 6433 NE Tillamook
Portland OR 97213
503-916-5404 ext. 1021
marganbr@pps.k12.or.us

AFRICAN-AMERICAN-HISTORICAL-DISTRICT.COM

Portland Public Schools district is the first in the state to use a textbook exploring Oregon’s racial history

by Will Bennett on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 12:58pm ·

  • Read about how all this came about…

[He’s taken some first steps — connecting with local black studies professors and historians and reaching out to Portland Public Schools. Slowly, the interest is building. He recently presented “Local Color,” a documentary that chronicles Portland’s history of racism, to a group of Portland social studies teachers at Franklin High School’s Professional Development Day, in an effort to help bring more local African American history into the curriculum.]

To read the rest of the story click link below:

‘The most racist city’

https://goldenwest.wordpress.com/2007/11/05/%e2%80%98the-most-racist-city%e2%80%99/

PPS High School Social Studies October 26th Professional Development Day @ Franklin H.S.

http://bit.ly/vGrWgR

[…It all began when he made a call to Portland Public Schools to demand a change in curriculum when it came to teaching the truth about the way African Americans had been treated. They gave him a speaking slot. He was terrified about what he was going to say…]

To read the rest of the story click link below:

“Amateur Historian Pushes Behind the Scenes History”

https://goldenwest.wordpress.com/2009/03/13/amateur-historian-pushes-behind-the-scenes-history/

Subject: PPS Curriculum Adoption

From: Marcia Arganbright

Director of Secondary Curriculum and Instruction

Portland Public Schools

To read the rest of the story click link below:

https://goldenwest.wordpress.com/2009/11/28/pps-curriculum-adoption-oregons-racist-acts/

[Portland Public Schools is poised to adopt a new curriculum today, making the district the first in the state to use a textbook exploring Oregon’s racial history.]

To read the rest of the story click link below:

PPS Curriculum Adoption: Oregon’s Racist Acts

https://goldenwest.wordpress.com/2009/11/28/pps-curriculum-adoption-oregons-racist-acts/

LOCAL_COLOR_IS_ONLINE

http://www.african-american-historical-district.com/LOCAL_COLOR_IS_ONLINE.html

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To: Will Bennett, Golden West Project

From: Marcia Arganbright [mailto:marganbr@pps.net]

Sent: Monday, December 19, 2011 2:51 PM

To: GOLDEN WEST PROJECT; ‘Teressa Raiford’; ‘brooks, geoffrey’; Michael “Cappie” Grice; Michael “Chappie” Grice; Rick Lagreid

Cc: Beverly Daggett

Subject: RE: Portland Black History Curriculum (development)

The information about our 8th grade social studies curriculum which includes the history of ethnic and racial groups in Oregon is on this website http://www.pps.k12.or.us/departments/curriculum/2708.htm

As always, I appreciate your passion for educating our kids.

Marcia

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From: GOLDEN WEST PROJECT [mailto:golden-west-project@african-american-historical-district.com]

Sent: Friday, December 16, 2011 11:34 AM

To: ‘Teressa Raiford’; ‘brooks, geoffrey’; Michael “Cappie” Grice; Michael “Chappie” Grice; Marcia Arganbright; Rick Lagreid

Cc: GOLDEN WEST PROJECT

Subject: Portland Black History Curriculum (development)

Peoples =

My suggestion is to create a comprehensive history of racism in Portland with focus on the Afican-American community…

This will not only be for schools but another should be developed for the community at large…

here’s some real good examples…

ps

Marcia & Rick (PPS)

Can y’all provide anymore example of Black History lesson plans that involves Portland

peace

will b.

TEACHING AMERICAN HISTORY CURRICULUM MATRIX

(Curricular Guidelines and Forms )http://www.pdx.edu/oaa/curricular-change-instructions

Source: http://www.upa.pdx.edu/IMS/currentprojects/TAHv3/Curricula/TAH1_Units/C_Units/

HIGH SCHOOL

UNIT TITLE:

Portland: From Redlining to Revitalization

http://www.upa.pdx.edu/IMS/currentprojects/TAHv3/Curricula/TAH1_Units/C_Units/Portland_Redlining_to_Revitalization.pdf

UNIT TITLE:

Part One:  Just an Environment or a Just Environment? Racial Segregation and its Impacts

Visit http://www.pbs.org/race (link to Teacher Resources) to access this unit online.

Part Two: Racism and de facto Segregation

http://liveweb.archive.org/http://www.african-american-historical-district.com/uploads/Racism_and_de_20facto_Segregation.pdf

GRADE SCHOOL

UNIT TITLE: Urban Renewal in the Eliot Neighborhood

http://www.upa.pdx.edu/IMS/currentprojects/TAHv3/Curricula/TAH1_

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