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LEARNING PLAN

Exploring Identity Perspectives Through Literature

  • What factors contribute to the formation of our identity?
  • How does literature work to expose us to identities outside of our own?
  • In what ways does literature work to reflect our own identity?
  • Is the discovery and exploration of other identities important to our development of self?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Social Justice

  • What groups do I belong to?
  • 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?
  • Does my identity mean I get to do things other kids can’t, or keep me from doing something?
  • Do all people have the same rights?
  • What are the differences between how I live and how others live?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Studies
    Civics
    History
    SEL
    Arts
    ELL / ESL
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Exploring our different Cultures

  • What is my history?
  • Why is it important to know who I am or what my history tells me?
  • 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?
  • Grade Level
    K-2
    Subject
    History
    ELL / ESL
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Community Circle Topics

  • 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
    LEARNING PLAN

    Week of the Young Child: Civic Engagement for Young Children

  • Reading a text: Was this fair?
  • How have I been treated unfairly?
  • How did I feel when I was treated unfairly?
  • Why should people share? Do I always have to share?
  • Other people will have different strategies from mine.
  • What does unfairness look like in my school, community?
  • How can I help my things fair in my community?
  • What do we need to do to make things fair for everyone?
  • Grade Level
    K-2
    LEARNING PLAN

    Acculturation

  • 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?
  • 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 not feel safe to express all their identities?
  • Grade Level
    6-8
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    SEL
    ELL / ESL
    Social Justice Domains