CLA Day of Teaching and Learning - Fall 2023

Explore a selection of online books and materials connected to the CLA Day of Teaching and Learning.

About the CLA Day of Teaching and Learning

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For the second annual Day of Teaching and Learning, CLA’s Offices for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Undergraduate Education are thrilled to invite you to a highly-interactive workshop facilitated by Dr. Marsha Lovett, Vice Provost for Teaching & Learning Innovation, Carnegie Mellon University.

About the Event

The goal of the CLA-wide Day of Teaching and Learning is for those of us who teach undergraduate students to come together as a community of teachers and pedagogues to develop and deepen our knowledge in conversation with each other and two internationally-recognized pedagogical leaders. Together, we will ​enact our shared commitment to design learning experiences (from curriculum and assignments, to interactions, environment, and assessment) ​that use high impact practices ​to support equity​ and inclusion in our undergraduate education.

Sample of online books available from the UMN Libraries

We have more online books, journal articles, and sources in our Libraries Search and article databases. These items can be used in teaching, learning, Canvas, sharing with students and staff, etc. 

Umbra Search African American History

Mapping Prejudice Project

Map from Mapping Prejudice"This research is showing what communities of color have known for decades. Structural barriers stopped many people who were not white from buying property and building wealth for most of the last century.

In Minneapolis, these restrictions served as powerful obstacles for people of color seeking safe and affordable housing. They also limited access to community resources like parks and schools. Racial covenants dovetailed with redlining and predatory lending practices to depress homeownership rates for African Americans. Contemporary white residents of Minneapolis like to think their city never had formal segregation. But racial covenants did the work of Jim Crow in northern cities like Minneapolis.

This history has been willfully forgotten. So we created Mapping Prejudice to shed new light on these historic practices. We cannot address the inequities of the present without an understanding of the past."

Streaming Documentaries and Video

Includes documentary titles such as: 

  • PUSHOUT: The Criminalization Of Black Girls In Schools - Takes a deep dive into the lives of Black girls and the practices, cultural beliefs and policies that disrupt one of the most important factors in their lives - education.
  • Slaying the Dragon - Media Stereotypes of Asian & Asian American Women
  • I Am Not Your Negro -  An Oscar-nominated documentary narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, it explores the continued peril America faces from institutionalized racism.
  • Exterminate All the Brutes  - An eye-opening journey through time, offering an incisive look at the history of European colonialism in Africa and the Americas.
  • The Mask You Live In - Follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America's narrow definition of masculinity.
  • Whose Streets? - Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, it is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising.
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