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Using Purple Hibiscus to Explore Identity and Injustice

What rights do teens have?
How does wealth impact our identity?
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 of our individual and collective identities?
How do our intersecting identities shape our perspectives and the way we experience the world?
What is the...

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Reading & Language Arts
SEL
Social Justice Domains
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Examining How the Media Tells Stories

Examine stories in newspaper articles, television reports, and websites - How are different cultural groups represented?
Are these representations accurate and fair? 
Do you find any biases within the reporting?
How does bias impact the individuals whose stories are being misrepresented? 
Do you agree with the way most of the stories are being told? 
What is an alternative way the...

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Reading & Language Arts
Social Justice Domains
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Tolerance in ELA

What problems arise when we relate to people as members of a group, rather than as unique individuals?
What shared beliefs have inspired social justice movements in history?
How can the lived experiences of individuals reflect social inequities?

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Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Justice Domains
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Social Justice in Trade Books

What makes us who we are?
Do the ways we identify ourselves change over time?
How are people similar to and different from each other?
How are our identities today shaped by society?
What does it feel like to be belittled or criticized because of your identity?
What is the difference between feeling proud and feeling superior?
Why might people...

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Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
History
Arts
Social Justice Domains
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Exploring Social Justice through Literature

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?
Do the ways we present our identities change depending on...

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