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LEARNING PLAN

Secret Agents of Kindness

  • Students will develop positive social identities based on their membership in multiple groups in society.
  • Students will express pride, confidence and healthy self-esteem without denying the value and dignity of other people.
  • Students will express empathy when people are excluded or mistreated because of their identities and concern when they themselves experience bias.
  • What makes us who we are?
  • Grade Level
    6-8
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Learning and Building Social Justice

  • What makes us who we are?
  • How are our identities today shaped by society?
  • How do different parts of our identities combine to make us who we are?
  • Do the ways we identify ourselves change over time?
  • Do the ways we present our identities change depending on where we are or the people we are with?
  • Grade Level
    6-8
    Subject
    Social Studies
    Civics
    History
    Economics
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Conflict/Relationships

  • Identity - How do my relationships create conflicts and help me to find solutions?
  • Diversity - How do people in my community deal with conflicts? How do other people form positive relationships? How do differences lead to conflict?
  • Justice - What forces lead to conflicts (social, political, economic)? What groups of people benefit from conflict?
  • Action - How can we create relationships to overcome causes of conflict? How can we be allies to help create equitable resolutions to conflict? What can we do to make people feel safe?
  • Grade Level
    6-8
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Studies
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Embracing Diversity Through History

  • 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
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Studies
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Stop Bullying Now!

  • How can I develop empathy for those who are treated unfairly?
  • How can I live, work and play with others when we have differences?
  • What can one person do to create a safe, welcoming place for all?
  • Why is it important for me to stand up for others and myself?
  • How can I work with others toward fairness in my community?
  • How can we work together to prevent and stop bullying in our school and community?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Social Studies
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Exploring Action Through History

  • How do different groups and cultures of people influence the forces that shape our world? How can influences be beneficial? How can they be detrimental? What can we learn from our interactions with land and others? (National parks)
  • Grade Level
    6-8
    Subject
    Social Studies
    Civics
    History
    Economics
    Geography
    Social Justice Domains
    TEXT
    Multimedia

    In a trailer park, isolated mothers pursue a shared dream

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    “Zindy is a Mexican immigrant and domestic abuse survivor who lives with her five children at an isolated Atlanta-area trailer park. She notices that other park residents — immigrants from Mexico and Central America — struggle with the same issues she does, such as English fluency, reluctance to trust others, and limited access to education and other services. Zindy views their shared isolation as an opportunity and unites mothers in the community with similar cultural norms and practices — not to address shared problems, like domestic abuse, but to realize their common dreams for their children. This is the story of how they forged cultural ties and mutual trust, and the confidence to seek outside help in creating an escuelita (“little school”).”
    Grade Level
    6-8
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    TEXT
    Multimedia

    Familiar food turns a refuge into a home

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    “Padam and Purna were forced from their homeland in Bhutan and trapped in camps in Nepal for decades before being resettled in an alien land: Clarkston, Georgia. The refugees have found some stability, but still feel frustrated and uprooted, which leads to domestic violence and suicide in the refugee community. Padam and Purna realized that familiar food is the first step to feeling at home. They have opened a food store and other refugee-run businesses, which offer safe spaces and sources of mutual support for all the Asian refugees in Clarkston, who are united by their experience of trauma.”
    Grade Level
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    Subject
    History
    Economics
    Geography
    Social Justice Domain