Exploring Slavery through Namesakes

  • Does everyone have the same rights?
  • What does it mean to be unfair? In class? In school? At home? In my community? In the world?
  • How have people been treated unfairly in the past?
  • How have people stopped unfairness in the past?
  • When something is unfair does it affect everyone the same way?
  • Who decides what is fair?
  • What can I do to make things fair?
  • How can I make the world, my class, my street, a better place?
  • Why is it scary to speak up sometimes?
  • If a person is in charge, does that mean they can do anything?
  • When is a person’s humanity denied?
  • Grade Level
    Social Studies
    Social Justice Domains

    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
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Studies
    ELL / ESL
    Social Justice Domains

    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