What- if: reevaluating history through a social- emotional lens.

Grade Level
6-8
public
LEARNING PLAN
Essential Question
  • How are our identities today shaped by society?
  • What makes us who we are?
  • 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?
  • 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 are the benefits and challenges of living in a diverse society?
  • What skills are necessary within diverse societies?
  • What is the difference between being treated unfairly by another person and receiving unequal treatment under the law?
  • What are the benefits and challenges of belonging to multiple identity groups?
  • Why is it important to judge people by the content of their character and not the color of their skin, as Dr. King said?
  • What is the difference between being treated unfairly by another person and receiving unequal treatment under the law?
  • What additional progress has to happen for everyone to live in a just society?
  • How have people advocated and fought for justice throughout history?
  • How does privilege shape the lives of individuals and groups?
  • What happens when we speak up to bigotry and what happens when we do not?
  • How would society be affected if no one took responsibility for standing up for others?
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Jordann Waide