Teaching Tolerance Advisory

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Essential Question
  • What makes us who we are?
  • How are our identities today shaped by society?
  • Do the ways we identify ourselves change over time?
  • 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?
  • How can we celebrate what we have in common while also honoring our differences?
  • What does it mean to say there is strength in diversity?
  • What is the difference between being treated unfairly by another person and receiving unequal treatment under the law?
  • What effect does injustice have on people and groups?
  • How does privilege shape the lives of individuals and groups?
  • 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?
  • How would society be affected if no one took responsibility for standing up for others?
  • What happens when we speak up to bigotry and what happens when we do not?
  • How can people with less power stand up to people with more power?
  • Why do some people stand up to prejudice and unfairness while others choose not to?
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