Pankalo LearningPlan 3-5

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Essential Question
  • What are group identities and how do they describe me? Others?
  • What has happened throughout history to people like me?
  • How do I get to know others and allow others to get to know all of 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?
  • How do I benefit from my identities?
  • How do I change because I’m part of different groups?
  • What privileges do I have that others don’t?
  • Do all people have the same rights?
  • How can I describe and compare my group identities with those of other people?
  • How can I describe ways people are different from me?
  • Can words about identity hurt people?
  • How can I ask people about their lives and experiences in a respectful, kind and understanding way?
  • How can I live, work and play with others when we have differences?
  • Why is history important? Does it affect how people live today?
  • What does it mean to be human?
  • Is it better to do a project with people who are different from each other or with people who are more alike?
  • What privileges are available for certain groups of people but not for others?
  • How are we members of groups but also individuals?
  • What clues help me know when and how people are being treated unfairly?
  • What advantages or disadvantages do I notice because of identity groups?
  • 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?
  • What contributions have people made to justice and fairness historically?
  • When is a person’s humanity denied?
  • How do people judge my group?
  • Are stereotypes fair?
  • Do rights and responsibilities change over time?
  • 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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