3rd grade curriculum

Grade Level
public
LEARNING PLAN
Essential Question
  • What has happened throughout history to people like me?
  • What does it mean to feel good about myself and how can I express that I like who I am?
  • How can I be proud of who I am and celebrate others?
  • What privileges do I have that others don’t?
  • Do all people have the same rights?
  • How can I describe ways people are different from me?
  • Why is history important? Does it affect how people live today?
  • Can words about identity hurt people?
  • Is it better to do a project with people who are different from each other or with people who are more alike?
  • What clues help me know when and how people are being treated unfairly?
  • What privileges are available for certain groups of people but not for others?
  • What advantages or disadvantages do I notice because of identity groups?
  • How do people judge my group?
  • When is a person’s humanity denied?
  • What contributions have people made to justice and fairness historically?
  • How is my life easier or more difficult based on who I am and where I was born?
  • What contributions have people made to justice and fairness historically?
  • Do rights and responsibilities change over time?
  • How do people show that they are proud of themselves?
  • What identities do I share with my family? What identities do I have that are different from my family?
  • Does my identity mean I get to do things other kids can’t, or keep me from doing something?
  • What rights do I have?
  • Do all people have the same rights?
  • What are the differences between how I live and how others live?
  • How can I learn more about other people?
  • How can I show people I like them?
  • What does it mean to be unfair? In class? In school? At home? In my community? In the world?
  • How do I know when people are being treated unfairly?
  • How does unfairness make me feel?
  • How have people stopped unfairness in the past?
  • Does the way a person looks make it okay for others to be mean?
  • When something is unfair does it affect everyone the same way?
  • Who decides what is fair?
  • What has happened throughout history to people like me?
  • What privileges do I have that others don’t?
  • How can I be proud of who I am and celebrate others?
  • Do all people have the same rights?
  • Can words about identity hurt people?
  • Why is history important? Does it affect how people live today?
  • What does it mean to be human?
  • What privileges are available for certain groups of people but not for others?
  • What clues help me know when and how people are being treated unfairly?
  • What advantages or disadvantages do I notice because of identity groups?
  • How is my life easier or more difficult based on who I am and where I was born?
  • When is a person’s humanity denied?
  • What can I do to make things fair?
  • How do I speak up when I see people treated unfairly?
  • Why is it scary to speak up sometimes?
  • How can many people speak up together when people are treated unfairly?
  • How can I make the world, my class, my street, a better place?
  • What steps can we take to make something better?
  • When will I stand up for others?
  • What can one person do to create a safe, welcoming place for all?
  • Why is it important for me to stand up for others and myself?
  • How can I encourage others to stand for justice?
  • How can we create a fair and just community?
  • How can I work with others toward fairness in my community?
  • How can different groups work together for everyone’s benefit?
  • How do we make sure freedom is fair?
  • How do we ensure freedom for all people?
  • What can I do to help groups or individuals who are struggling?
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