Critical Pedagogy from Louisiana
Humanities Amped is an innovative curricular program at McKinley Senior High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It is a collection of English Language Arts, Social Studies, and elective classes based in critical participatory action research and culturally sustaining pedagogies.
Humanities Amped works with students, teachers, & communities to transform public schools into collaborative learning spaces that generate grassroots action toward social justice while centering the agency, well-being, & democratic participation of youth.
We envision public schools as intergenerational spaces for critical inquiry and concrete action in collaboration with local communities. Young people's agency, well-being, and democratic participation drive the educational process. In such spaces, learning is pleasurable, generative, and rooted in relationship.