Course Development

Race - The Power of an Illusion Website

RaceThe Power of an Illusion, one of the most widely-used documentary series ever in formal and non-formal education in the US, can now take advantage of a new companion website at www.racepowerofanillusion.org

The companion website was created by the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, the American Cultures Center, and the Media Resource Center at the University of California, Berkeley in partnership with the series...

Advice and Support from the AC Community 

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These past two weeks have seen a massive volume of advice shared within the AC community, including how to consider 'Zoom' in the specificities of the AC classroom; advice on how to continue community-based partnerships specific to ACES faculty and in general support of our community partners; testing the waters in using the 'Creative Discovery Fellows' toolkits for new storytelling and creative design projects; to the many powerful exchanges on how to build the intimacies and student agency so often at the heart of the AC classroom. We have been...

Crowd-sourcing from the AC Community

Ideas and Resources to Support Each Other and Give Our Students the Best Possible Learning Experience

As a faculty body, you are in a unique position - teaching students from across campus disciplines, often freshmen-seniors in one class focused within a social justice curriculum in the time of a pandemic, lockdown, and international re-engagement with systemic racism. Your advice on how to engage students, especially at this time, is invaluable. Below, we have compiled advice from all instructors to help you best meet your learning objectives. If you would like to contribute...

Creative Projects as Political Possibility

As we engage with the work of anti-racism and equity-based learning, what concrete examples are available and what strategies are necessary to create anti-racism and equity-based pedagogy in the classroom?

Creative Projects as Political Possibility, offered by the American Cultures Center, will present an overview of the ...

2021 Antiracism Pedagogy & Equity Based Learning Winter Institute

Event Description

Since 2018, the CDF program has supported instructors in developing creative design assignments, assignments that are intentionally built to support faculty and students in ways that are adaptive, equity-oriented, and foster antiracism. In the CDF Winter Institute participants developed actionable strategies that build antiracist and equity-based education.

In conversation with CDF faculty, staff, and students, the Winter Institute discussed how within the current condition of remote instruction and the devastating effects of the...

Creative Project Support

The Creative Discovery Design Team is excited to start consultations again this semester! Sign up to meet with one of our peer consultants who can help you with your creative projects. You do not have to be in one of the classes we are supporting to sign up – we are open to all students.

Our consultants can help with design principles, Adobe application questions, thinking through your projects with a social justice-centered lens, and more!

Spring 2021 Drop-in hours: every Friday, 12 - 2 PM | Zoom:...

2021 Teaching in Summer Workshop

Workshop Agenda Time Topic 10am-10:10am Registration Opens 10:10am Welcome and Introductions 10:15am -10:30am Student Demographics: Laura Adams, Summer Sessions, Study Abroad and Lifelong Learning 10:30-11am How We Learn: Sarah Pickett and Marisella Rodriguez, Senior Consultants, Center for Teaching and Learning 11am-11:10am Break (10) 11:10am - 11:50am Presentation from Glynda Hull, Professor, School of Education 11:50am - 12:30pm Advice from Seasoned Summer Instructors on Equity-Based and Antiracist Pedagogy

John Dougherty, Faculty, Ethnic Studies

Karina Palau, Faculty,...

Workshop: 2019 Teaching with Wikipedia

About the Workshop

On December 9, the Wiki Education Foundation, the AC Center, and the University Library discussed the potential impacts of building Wikipedia assignments into course instruction to support and enhance teaching. As an educational tool, developing Wikipedia articles allows students to create collaborative work with a visible impact on a global audience. Whether adding new sources to existing Wikipedia pages or creating new pages on notable topics, students gain deeper insight into their course material and learn to evaluate critically the...

Workshop: 2017 Teaching Wikipedia as a Classroom Assignment

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On September 6, 2017, the AC Center and Wiki Education presented a workshop on how to build Wikipedia assignments into course instruction. As an educational tool, the development of Wikipedia articles allows students to create collaborative work with a visible impact on a global audience. Whether adding new sources to existing Wikipedia pages or creating new pages on notable topics, students gain deeper insight into their course material and learn to evaluate critically the reliability of sources. With faculty and students reporting enthusiasm and high levels of...

2019 Teaching in the Summer Workshop

Every year we host workshops that focus on some of the best approaches to teaching an intensive six- or ten-week summer course at UC Berkeley.

In 2019, the American Cultures Center partnered with Summer Sessions, the Center for Teaching and Learning, Among the topics discussed included strategies for managing extended summer class time, what to expect from summer student enrollment, the specifics of the American Cultures curriculum requirement, and teaching to issues of racial and economic justice in diverse classrooms

Event Video Index

We have created links for you to easily...