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How are our identities today shaped by society?
Do the ways we identify ourselves change over time?
Do the ways we present our identities change depending on where we are or the people we are with?
What are the benefits and challenges of living in a diverse society?
What is the difference between feeling proud and feeling superior?
Why might...

Grade Level
6-8
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Science & Health
Social Justice Domains
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Social Justice Curriculum

What groups do I belong to?
What are my identities?
How do I know I’m part of a group?
How do I see myself? Is it the same way others see me?
What identities do I share with my family? What identities do I have that are different from my family?
How do people show that they are proud of...

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Exploring Poetry through Jason Reynolds' Long Way Down

-Why do we feel empathy for others when they are mistreated?

-How are people similar to and different from each other?

-Should individuals stand up for what’s right even when it puts them at risk?

-How do our intersecting identities shape our perspectives and the way we experience the world?

-What part do culture and history play in the formation...

Grade Level
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Justice Domains
learning plan

Age of voting: Who gets the power to vote? How has it changed over time? Does there need to be another change?

Does the age of voting need to be changed? As non-voters, how does not having a say affect your life? How have other groups been affected by the inability to vote?

Grade Level
6-8
Subject
Civics
History
Social Justice Domains
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Social Justice: Teaching Cultural Diversity and Tolerance

What factors shape my students' values and belief systems?

What problem-solving strategies can individuals use to manage conflict and change?

In a culture, where we are bombarded with other people trying to define us, how do we make decisions for ourselves?

Grade Level
6-8
learning plan

Step One: Building a Class Constitution

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?

Grade Level
6-8
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Civics
SEL
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domains
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Freedom and the Nation's Founding Documents

Did the Declaration of Independence and United States Constitution give all people the same rights?
Did the state constitutions (particularly Massachusetts and New Hampshire) provide the same rights, more, or less than the United States Constitution? 
Do rights and responsibilities change over time?
How have people advocated and fought for justice throughout history?
What privileges do I have that others...

Grade Level
Subject
Civics
History
Social Justice Domains