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A Journey Box allows students to explore and share their family’s historical narrative using primary sources like interviews and artifacts. Students explore different facets of their own family’s history and journey to America while engaging in a larger shared experience among classmates to understand different perspectives. The Journey Box develops oral and written language skills while supporting individual’s exploration of their culture and identity.

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Historical thinking, gifted and talented, Journey Box, cultural competence, culturally responsive teaching, storytelling, social studies methods, ELA methods, instructional strategies


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Curriculum and Social Inquiry | Early Childhood Education | Educational Methods | Elementary Education | Elementary Education and Teaching | Gifted Education | Higher Education and Teaching | Junior High, Intermediate, Middle School Education and Teaching | Language and Literacy Education | Pre-Elementary, Early Childhood, Kindergarten Teacher Education | Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

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The Journey Box: Promoting Language Development while Exploring One’s Identity