Culturally Responsive Teaching

Creating a Culturally Responsive assignment

Ideas for creating an equity based assignment.

  • Anchor the assignment in an equity Core Learning Objective (CLO) for the course
  • Choose equity outcomes that help students build connections with you and other students
  • Choose a topic that impacts students' lives
  • Design a larger project upon which the initial assignment is based that will
    • Engage students
    • Have real-world application
    • Allow students to connect what they already know
    • Use multiple learning-styles
    • Reflect on their learning
  • Anchor the discussion by selecting articles related to social justice issues in your disciplinary area

When creating the assignment:

  • Communicate the purpose of the assignment
  • Clearly state the desired outcome/core learning outcomes and CRT objectives
  • Provide helpful steps for completing the assignment
  • Clearly spell out how they will be graded

Culturally Responsive Teaching Assignment Examples By Discipline

Example of a CRT service learning project via Dr. Early, and an example student submission.

The following examples are from Professor Cordova's HUMN 105 course.

The following examples of student work are from Professor Hagen's NURS 261 Health Disparity Project, which was designed using Culturally Responsive Teaching.

The following are examples of a CRT assignment and student submission from Dr. Khumramshina's Introduction to Russian class. 

The following is an example from Professor Janes for exploring culture through acting and a student submission for the assignment.

Creating a Culturally Responsive Syllabus

Frederick Community College prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its activities, admissions, educational programs, and employment.