Teaching Racial Injustice and the Fight for Racial Equality

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Essential Question
  • 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?
  • What is power? What does it mean to have power?
  • How can power be helpful? How can power be harmful?
  • What is the difference between justice and injustice? How does this relate to fairness and unfairness?
  • What is prejudice?
  • Are there certain groups of people who are treated more unfairly than others? Why?
  • What are people doing now to stop unfairness or injustice?
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