Racially and Culturally Inclusive Language Arts for Middle School

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Essential Question
  • Do the ways we identify ourselves change over time?
  • What makes us who we are?
  • How are our identities today shaped by society?
  • How do different parts of our identities combine to make us who we are?
  • Do the ways we present our identities change depending on where we are or the people we are with?
  • How are people similar to and different from each other?
  • Why might people not feel safe to express all their identities?
  • What does it feel like to be belittled or criticized because of your identity?
  • What are the benefits and challenges of belonging to multiple identity groups?
  • What is the difference between feeling proud and feeling superior?
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