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Funds of Knowledge. Funds of Knowledge begins on the premise that every household and Community is an educational setting in which knowledge vital to The family and community’s survival is passed down from the elders To the younger members of the family.

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Funds of knowledge

Funds of Knowledge

Funds of Knowledge begins on the premise that every household and

Community is an educational setting in which knowledge vital to

The family and community’s survival is passed down from the elders

To the younger members of the family.

--As families and communities recognize the value of such knowledge,

They create social relationships and establish social contexts to transmit

This knowledge. This is cultural knowledge in action-as opposed to

Foods, clothes and festivals.


How is a household an educational setting

How is a household an “Educational Setting?”


Integrated instruction

Integrated Instruction

  • The purpose of learning Funds of Knowledge is not to gain static information about students’ cultures, but to translate knowledge about students’ families and communities into Thematic Units based on such knowledge.

  • Parents and Community members appreciate the opportunity to tell their story to interested listeners.

  • Enables teachers to learn about the child as a whole person, not simply as a ‘student’ or a person only from the perspective of school.

  • Enables classrooms to become a part of the students’ social networks of ‘reciprocity’.


What is a thematic unit how is it different than a lesson

What is a Thematic Unit? How is it Different than a lesson?

  • Thematic Unit---Broad Theme under which there are many Lessons that can include multiple subject areas Ex. The Power of Numbers in our Lives

  • Lesson-Has a specific learning objective toward which all the activities aim.-Multiplying Negative Integers


Funds of knowledge

Thematic Unit-Integrated Math-Chem.

  • Theme: The Power of Numbers

Numbers in Society and

Community

Statistics

Medicine-Folk Medicine

Numerical Operations

Geometry in Action

Traditional Material

Local Contractor/Builder

Grandmother

Local Financial Advisor


Integrating funds of knowledge

Integrating Funds of Knowledge

  • Teachers identify community members who possess educationally relevant skills as part of their professions, hobbies, or household responsibilities.

  • Those individuals are invited to present about those skills in the classroom.

  • The classroom can become part of the knowledge network in the community.


Information gained from ethnographic home visit

Information Gained from Ethnographic Home Visit

  • Allows you to see the educational environment, family, travel, literacy documents, professional accoutrements

  • Learn about family history, professional skills

  • Gives parents an opportunity to clarify ‘educacion’ roles, express concerns.


Conducting ethnography

Conducting Ethnography

  • Be aware of personal stereotypes and biases

  • Be prepared for parents’ interests and predispositions

  • Look for artifacts of literacy and education

  • Establish rapport by asking about family and other children

  • Ask about family history and travel


Funds of knowledge

Jacoby’s Story(will not write)

Parent Interview

Father’s Skill-Mechanics-Tools

Journal about Fathers tools

(pictures and words)


Funds of knowledge

Construction

Carpentry Roofing Masonry

Painting Design and

architecture

Repair

Airplane Automobile Tractor

House maintenance

Medicine

Contemporary medicine

Drugs First aid procedures

Anatomy Midwifery

Folk medicine

Herbal knowledge Folk cures

Folk veterinary cures

Household Management

Religion Catechism

Baptisms Bible studies

Moral knowledge and ethics

Table 1 A Sample of Household Funds of Knowledge

Agriculture and Mining

Ranching and farming Horse ridingskills

Animal management Soil and

irrigation systems Crop

planting Hunting,tracking,

dressing

Mining Timbering Minerals Blasting

Equipment operation and maintenance

Economics Business

Market values Appraising Renting and selling Loans

Labor laws Building codes Consumer knowledge

Accounting Sales Household Management Religion Budgets

Childcare Cooking Appliance repairs


Funds of knowledge ideas

Funds of Knowledge Ideas

  • Health &PE

  • Information (trophies) integrate, build on their strengths

  • Sports equipment, soccer goals, parent interests,

  • Science, ingredients from cooking/kitchen, medicines, folk medicine, -garden, for earth sciences, weather. Tools and equipment-values related to caring for equipment.


Funds of knowledge ideas1

Funds of Knowledge Ideas

  • English

  • Job fair, how they communicate, Have people come from the community, different communication practices, digital communication. Research on the job and writing a report. Have role models from the community

  • Economy-bring in a tax person, a banking representative. “Game of Life.” Architecture, then a construction worker from the community. The History of the professions in an area.

  • Math in everyday life. Architecture and geometry.

  • Banking, physics and geometry in sports.

  • Math, mapping out your life. Compound interest

  • Myth busters.


What did the teacher mean by meritocracy can be disillusioning

What did the teacher mean by "Meritocracy can be disillusioning?


How is a household an educational setting1

How is a household an “Educational Setting?”


Creating connected instruction

Creating Connected Instruction


Integrating funds of knowledge1

Integrating Funds of Knowledge


Information from ethnographic home visit

Information from Ethnographic Home Visit


Conducting ethnography1

Conducting Ethnography


Jacoby s story will not write

Jacoby’s Story(will not write)

Parent Interview

Father’s Skill-Mechanics

Journal about Fathers tools

(pictures and words)


Funds of knowledge

Construction

Carpentry Roofing Masonry

Painting Design and

architecture

Repair

Airplane Automobile Tractor

House maintenance

Medicine

Contemporary medicine

Drugs First aid procedures

Anatomy Midwifery

Folk medicine

Herbal knowledge Folk cures

Folk veterinary cures

Household Management

Religion Catechism

Baptisms Bible studies

Moral knowledge and ethics

Table 1 A Sample of Household Funds of Knowledge

Agriculture and Mining

Ranching and farming Horse ridingskills

Animal management Soil and

irrigation systems Crop

planting Hunting,tracking,

dressing

Mining Timbering Minerals Blasting

Equipment operation and maintenance

Economics Business

Market values Appraising Renting and selling Loans

Labor laws Building codes Consumer knowledge

Accounting Sales Household Management Religion Budgets

Childcare Cooking Appliance repairs


Funds of knowledge ideas2

Funds of Knowledge Ideas

  • Health &PE

  • Information (trophies) integrate, build on their strengths

  • Sports equipment, soccer goals, parent interests,

  • Science, ingredients from cooking/kitchen, medicines, folk medicine, -garden, for earth sciences, weather. Tools and equipment-values related to caring for equipment.


Funds of knowledge ideas3

Funds of Knowledge Ideas

  • English

  • Job fair, how they communicate, Have people come from the community, different communication practices, digital communication. Research on the job and writing a report. Have role models from the community

  • Economy-bring in a tax person, a banking representative. “Game of Life.” Architecture, then a construction worker from the community. The History of the professions in an area.

  • Math in everyday life. Architecture and geometry.

  • Banking, physics and geometry in sports.

  • Math, mapping out your life. Compound interest

  • Myth busters.


Funds of knowledge

Conducting Ethnography

  • Be aware of personal stereotypes and biases

  • Be prepared for parents’ interests and predispositions

  • Look for artifacts of literacy and education

  • Establish rapport by asking about family and other children

  • Ask about family history and travel


Language brokering

Language Brokering

  • Deals with the fact that often the youngest members of the family learn English the fastest.

  • Because of that, they are put into many positions where they translate for the family.


Bilingual assignments

Bilingual Assignments

  • The assignment can be completed in two columns.

  • The first column can be completed in their native language,

  • The second can be their native language translated into English


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