This primer offers a starting point for teachers who want to engage in culturally responsive practice to ensure meaningful learning for all their students. Inspire your K-12 students to make a difference in their schools, communities, and the world with over forty highly-motivating, culturally responsive lessons and teaching strategies. This brief handbook offers teachers a variety of interdisciplinary, classroom-tested strategies and activity-oriented approaches for becoming culturally competent. Adaptable to all grade levels and subject specialties, the content and strategies presented are grounded in theories developed by researchers andpractitioners who have been actively teaching and writing about multicultural education and related fields. Use the inside cover matrix to quickly identify the content area, grade level, and teaching principles for each lesson by chapter. Features Over forty culturally responsive lessons and teaching strategiesoffer students diverse, activity-oriented approaches for becoming culturally competent. An inside cover matrix, organized by chapter, identifies the content area, grade level, and teaching principles for each lessonto help students identify the key components in multicultural education. Thematic chapters include a vignette related to the theme; examples of pertinent current research; guiding principles linked to the chapter theme along with classroom applications for each princip≤ detailed lesson plans and units of instruction; and relevant standards established by the major professional organizations. A Links section following the lessonscontains thought-provoking questionsto assist teachers with review and reflection on the chapter’s content. A Teacher Resources section at the end of the book, containing a key to National Standards Issued by Professional Organizations, the INTASC Principles, Howard Gardner’s nine intelligences, and Benjamin Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives(1971) prepare future teachers with the tools to understanding their students and learning. WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING: “The rationale for using school as a place to increase the global perspectives of children and their teachers is handled thoroughly and well illustrated with concrete units, lessons and activities.” -Walter J. Ullrich, CSU-Fresno “I was impressed with all the references and appreciate as a teacher the resource that it would provide for me.”–Janelle D. Burge, University of Missouri, Kansas City “Teachers today need to know how to make change. This text appears to offer plenty of strategies.” -Carolyn Miller, Estrella Mountain Community CollegeRoselle Kline Chartock is the author of 'Strategies and Lessons for Culturally Responsive Teaching: A Primer for K-12 Teachers', published 2009 under ISBN 9780131715080 and ISBN 0131715089.