Exploring Tolerance in Schools

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Essential Question
  • What makes us who we are?
  • Do the ways we present our identities change depending on where we are or the people we are with?
  • What does it feel like to be belittled or criticized because of your identity?
  • What is the difference between feeling proud and feeling superior?
  • What is the relationship between diversity and belonging?
  • What is the difference between being treated unfairly by another person and receiving unequal treatment under the law?
  • Why is it important to judge people by the content of their character and not the color of their skin, as Dr. King said?
  • What additional progress has to happen for everyone to live in a just society?
  • Why do we feel empathy for others when they are mistreated?
  • What happens when we speak up to bigotry and what happens when we do not?
  • Why do some people stand up to prejudice and unfairness while others choose not to?
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