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Literature as a Cultural Lens

March 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT


Location:  Clinton and Essex Rooms

Instructional Services Center

518 Rugar St.

Plattsburgh, NY  12901

Time:  9 am – 3 pm

Lunch will be provided


When school staff understands and honors the values, norms, and beliefs of a culture; they are using a cultural lens that is critical to go beyond the superficial aspects of understanding other cultures and is essential for effective teaching and learning.

Come spend a day with writer Dr. Joseph Bruchac where we will discuss the connections between multiculturalism and literature, and how to share that cultural lens with our staff and students.  The day will be filled with relevant information, much-needed discussion, and time spent reviewing various texts.  Together with colleagues, we will achieve a better understanding of how literature can be used as a lens into multiculturalism.

Dr. Joseph Bruchac is a proud Nulhegan Abenaki citizen, a respected elder among his people, and author of more than 120 books for children and adults.   Joseph Bruchac has been creating literature and music that reflects his indigenous heritage and traditions for over 40 years.  His best-selling Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children series, with its remarkable integration of science and folklore, continue to receive critical acclaim and to be used in classrooms throughout the country.

Dr. Bruchac will be bringing books to sell and stated he would gladly autograph any of his titles purchased. 


Lunch will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!  


March 18
9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
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Instructional Services Center – Plattsburgh
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plattsburgh, NY 12901 United States
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