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LEARNING PLAN

Dear Martin_Fall 2018

  • How do our intersecting identities shape our perspectives and the way we experience the world?
  • How are our identities today shaped by society?
  • What does it feel like to be belittled or criticized because of your identity?
  • Why is it important to judge people by the content of their character and not the color of their skin, as Dr. King said?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Conversations About Race, Racial Bias & Racism

  • How do our similarities and differences impact the relationships we have with people inside and outside our own identity groups?
  • What are the challenges of celebrating what we have in common while also honoring our differences?
  • How do we connect in meaningful ways with people who are different from us?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Civics
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Multiculturalism Lesson

  • What can the art forms of other cultures teach us about ourselves and about life?
  • How can we use the arts to inspire positive action?
  • What inner and outer factors influence how we express ourselves artistically?
  • Do audiences and consumers have any responsibility towards artists? If so, what are they?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Arts
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Anti-Antisemitism

  • What problems arise when we relate to people as members of a group, rather than as unique individuals?
  • What shared beliefs have inspired social justice movements in history?
  • What is solidarity and why is it important to social movements?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Social Studies
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Looking at Identity Through Literature

  • How do our various group identities shape us as individuals?
  • What part do culture and history play in the formation of our individual and collective identities?
  • 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
    LEARNING PLAN

    Henrietta Lacks - The Immortal Woman

  • How do bias and injustice affect the future?
  • How can the lived experiences of individuals reflect social inequities?
  • How does power determine access and opportunity?
  • If Henrietta was not African American/Female/Lower income do you think it would have changed how she was treated by researchers?
  • What is the difference between moral rights and legal rights?
  • What are an individuals rights in reguards to genetic information and consent?
  • What ethical concerns must be addressed when determining if it is worth advancing the scientific research?
  • Are the feelings of one family or one individual more important than the greater good of society?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Science & Health
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Exploring Social Injustice Through Literature

  • How do our similarities and differences impact the relationships we have with people inside and outside our own identity groups?
  • What do we gain when we learn about the lived experiences of other people?
  • How do we connect in meaningful ways with people who are different from us?
  • What is the relationship between diversity and inequality?
  • How do our similarities and differences impact the relationships we have with people inside and outside our own identity groups?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Diversity Action Plan

  • 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 do we connect in meaningful ways with people who are different from us?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Great Composers of the World

  • Why is Classical music most often associated with dead, white, male, European composers?
  • Does the fact that a piece of music or composer is not very well-known make the music or the composer themselves, any less valuable?
  • From what you have experienced so far as students, what type of music and from what geographical area of the world is taught most frequently and more in-depth in school?
  • What are the challenges of celebrating what we have in common while also honoring our differences?
  • How do we connect in meaningful ways with people who are different from us?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Arts
    Social Justice Domains