Our Community is Beautiful: exploring, honoring, and celebrating diverse identities.

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Essential Question
  • How can we nurture and maintain a loving community where everyone's identity and growth is celebrated, validated, and nurtured?
  • What groups do I belong to?
  • What are my identities?
  • How do I know I’m part of a group?
  • How do I see myself? Is it the same way others see me?
  • What identities do I share with my family? What identities do I have that are different from my family?
  • How do people show that they are proud of themselves?
  • 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?
  • How am I the same as other people? How am I different from other people?
  • What are the differences between how I live and how others live?
  • How can I learn more about other people?
  • Can people who share my identity still be different from me?
  • How can I show people I like them?
  • Do different people feel the same way?
  • 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 been treated unfairly in the past?
  • How have people stopped unfairness in the past?
  • When something is unfair does it affect everyone the same way?
  • Who decides what is fair?
  • How can I be kind to all people?
  • What can I do to make things fair?
  • How do I speak up when I see people treated unfairly?
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