In this article, the authors share a revised unit from their district's core language arts program that utilizes areas of multimodality, criticality, and layered texts. The authors’ goal is to make the content accessible for all students while also incorporating marginalized perspectives. The authors describe how they drew on Dr. Gholdy Muhammad’s (2020) Culturally Responsive Framework to provide a diverse unit of study that leverages the multimodal possibilities within layered text sets. The authors then emphasize the importance of humanizing the content and modes in which it is presented in order to foster a critical stance towards text.
Olsen, Ashley R.; Stitt, Abby; and Van Kerkhove, Jessica
"Find (Y)our Place in the Universe: Humanizing Curriculum Through Unit (Re)Design,"
The Montana English Journal: Vol. 44, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.umt.edu/mej/vol44/iss2023/3