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Exploring Diversity in Literature

What part do culture and history play in the formation of our individual and collective identities?
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?

Grade Level
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Justice Domains
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Learning from the Past: How History Helps us Empathize

How has the history present in our communities shaped us into the people we are?

In what ways can we learn from our pasts to make a better future?

How do we see people struggling to accept these differences ar positive things in the world we live in?

Grade Level
Subject
Social Studies
History
Social Justice Domains
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Teaching Tolerance

What do we gain when we learn about the lived experiences of other people?
What are the challenges of celebrating what we have in common while also honoring our differences?
Why do some people choose to avoid those who are different? Why do others seek diversity?
What does it mean to say that there is strength in diversity?

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

Teaching Tolerance

What do we gain when we learn about the lived experiences of other people?

What are the challenges of celebrating what we have in common while also honoring our differences?

How are rights understood and valued differently across cultures?

Why do some people choose to avoid those who are different? Why do others seek diversity?

What does it mean to...

Grade Level
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Civics
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...

Grade Level
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Justice Domains