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LEARNING PLAN

The Monster Next Door

  • Why is it so hard to punish our neighbors?
  • If monsters do not look familiar to us, it is easy to distrust or even hate them. Certainly we would stay away from them and maybe even run and hide.
  • Have you ever cheered a bully on because they looked like you?
  • In All About Eve, the monster, Eve, is a sweet faced, wildly ambitious aspiring Broadway actor who does not look mean and evil. Because she looks like “the girl next door” she is permitted to wreak havoc upon this small arts community until the community finds itself torn apart. Still they are reluctant to stand up. Instead she is given excuse after excuse for her ill behavior that includes breaking up the relationship of her benefactress who takes her in, wriggling and conniving her way to a coveted acting role among other things until a bigger monster (the theatre critic) decides he’s had enough.
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Digital Literacy
    Arts
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Immigration in the US

  • In what ways is the Unites States a "nation of immigrants"?
  • What factors might a person have to weigh when considering whether to immigrate to another country? What might it be like to be faced with this decision?
  • • What might be some of the greatest challenges and rewards for immigrants to a new country? How might various immigrant groups from different periods of U.S. history have answered this question?
  • • Why has anti-immigrant sentiment arisen at different points in U.S. history?
  • • How has immigration influenced the laws and social services we have in the United States today?
  • • How do the experiences of immigrants in various periods of United States history compare to those of immigrants today?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Social Studies
    History
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Thanksgiving

  • How do our various group identities shape us as individuals?
  • How do we remain true to ourselves as we move in and out of different communities, cultures and contexts?
  • How do we remain true to ourselves as we move in and out of different communities, cultures and contexts?
  • How do we remain true to ourselves as we move in and out of different communities, cultures and contexts?
  • How do we remain true to ourselves as we move in and out of different communities, cultures and contexts?
  • How do we remain true to ourselves as we move in and out of different communities, cultures and contexts?
  • How do we remain true to ourselves as we move in and out of different communities, cultures and contexts?
  • How do we remain true to ourselves as we move in and out of different communities, cultures and contexts?
  • How do we remain true to ourselves as we move in and out of different communities, cultures and contexts?
  • How do we remain true to ourselves as we move in and out of different communities, cultures and contexts?
  • Grade Level
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Exploring Identity

  • How does my social identity impact my membership in multiple groups in society?
  • How do people's multiple identities interact and create unique and complex individuals?
  • How can you express pride, confidence and healthy self-esteem without denying the value and dignity of other people?
  • How can I recognize traits of the dominant culture, their home culture and other cultures and understand how they negotiate their own identity in multiple spaces?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Who We Are

  • 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
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Immigration in the US

  • In what ways is the Unites States a "nation of immigrants"?
  • What factors might a person have to weigh when considering whether to immigrate to another country? What might it be like to be faced with this decision?
  • • What might be some of the greatest challenges and rewards for immigrants to a new country? How might various immigrant groups from different periods of U.S. history have answered this question?
  • • Why has anti-immigrant sentiment arisen at different points in U.S. history?
  • • How has immigration influenced the laws and social services we have in the United States today?
  • • How do the experiences of immigrants in various periods of United States history compare to those of immigrants today?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Social Studies
    History
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Exploring Diversity Through Poetry and Prose

  • How do our intersecting identities shape our perspectives and the way we experience the world?
  • What is the difference between feeling proud and feeling superior?
  • How do we remain true to ourselves as we move in and out of different communities, cultures and contexts?
  • What privilege do people have based on their identity?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Justice Domains