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Critical Ethnic Studies

Critical Ethnic Studies

Critical Ethnic Studies Course Description:

Welcome to Critical Ethnic Studies (CES) and I am excited to have you in this course! I hope that you are excited to learn with me and your classmates this year. CES is an interdisciplinary course that examines students' identity, heritage, culture and communities in relation to various power structures, forms of oppression and inequalities that have an impact on their lives. With an emphasis on stories and lived experiences of Black, Indigenous and People of Color in the United States, the course explores the collective struggles, resilience and triumphs of their communities. A major goal of this course is to help cultivate students’ knowledge of self while appreciating the differences around them, build a sense of pride in their shared communities, learn about the importance of advocacy for change and healing, and develop critical thinking skills to empower them to be agents of positive change in a more equitable future. 

Critical Ethnic Studies Syllabus

CES Student Work Examples

Email: cassandra.sheppard@stpaul.k12.mn.us

Phone: 651-744-7722

Ms. Cassandra Sheppard

More information about the district SPPS Ethnic Studies Department can be found at their website

Contact Email: ethnicstudies.dept@spps.org