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Session 8 Critical Pedagogy: Abiodun Oyewole and Lawson Fusao Inada - Lesson Plans

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This section includes summaries of the lessons featured in the video programs. The lessons explore the literature through through a critical pedagogy approach.

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Session 8: Critical Pedagogy: Abiodun Oyewole

Cathie Wright-Lewis uses critical pedagogy to help students understand the political underpinnings of Abiodun Oyewole's spoken word poetry, and to learn how to express their own political beliefs. Her lesson teaches students how poetic language can create emotional and rational arguments.

Session 8: Critical Pedagogy: Lawson Fusao Inada

Sandra Childs uses critical pedagogy to help students understand the victimization of Japanese Americans during World War II, the focus of Lawson Fusao Inada's collection of poems Legends From Camp. Students visit the Nikkei Legacy Center, where they see an exhibit of artifacts, documents, and photographs, and hear first-person accounts of the internment camp experience from Lawson Fusao Inada and Center volunteers.

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