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CARGO In The United States

Ariel Alford, a teacher in Washington DC, shares how she uses CARGO Classroom.
My name is Ariel Alford. I’m a Social Studies educator from Washington, D.C.. Some people know the rhetoric of anti-racism and know the rhetoric of decolonizing curriculum and centering black voices. They know how to talk good, but they don’t necessarily walk that walk or do the actionable things that can see change over generations. For students within education. What I find most intriguing about the resources is the way they integrate art and history together. If you look at African cultures or belief systems throughout the diaspora, there’s this interconnectedness of the sacred and the secular and art and history. All of this move together. So it’s not separate. All of it works together.
So I think that Cargo Movement does really good job, especially since they’re centering Africans resilience, combining all of those things together, which is what makes education more wholistic.

Here, a teacher in Washington DC shares how CARGO Classroom resources have provided opportunities to diversify the History their students learn, and the impact this is having on their classrooms.

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