iSchool Capstone

Luggage for Learning: Standards-Based Resources for Elementary Classrooms

Project tags:

community engagement & outreach

digital youth & youth services

knowledge organization

Project poster

First-grade teachers at Glenridge Elementary School in Kent, Washington, were not given resources or curriculum to teach their social studies units. This led to stressful workloads for teachers and differing instruction for students. We surveyed teachers to determine their current practices and needs and researched the learning standards. We then found engaging, equitable, and standards-based open-access resources to create curriculum units encompassed into learning kits. These kits will help teachers plan their units and provide similar resources and talking points to make instruction equitable for students. Students will also see themselves in their learning.

Project participants:

Mary Hernandez


Mahlon Landis