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LEARNING PLAN

Global Leadership: Identity and Diversity

  • What makes us who we are?
  • How are our identities today shaped by society?
  • What is the difference between feeling proud and feeling superior?
  • Why might people not feel safe to express all their identities?
  • How can we make connections across our differences?
  • How do communities become diverse?
  • What skills are necessary within diverse societies?
  • How does an individual benefit from living in a diverse society?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Studies
    Civics
    History
    Economics
    Geography
    Social Justice Domains
    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
    TEXT
    Multimedia

    Curbing floods and restoring a sense of community

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    “English Avenue, an historic African-American neighborhood with an illustrious past, sits at the bottom of Atlanta’s water runoff. Blighted by regular flooding, mass vacancies, unemployment, and impoverishment, English Avenue finds hope in a home-grown response from its youth. Longtime resident MacKenzie Bass — along with fellow members of Street Smart — helped construct a park that curbs the excess water, creates a gathering place, and seeks to reclaim English Avenue’s identity.”
    Grade Level
    6-8
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    Subject
    History
    Geography
    Social Justice Domain
    LEARNING PLAN

    Woke Wednesday Draft Lesson

  • How are our identities today shaped by society?
  • How can we celebrate what we have in common while also honoring our differences?
  • What makes us who we are?
  • How do communities become diverse?
  • What skills are necessary within diverse societies?
  • What is the difference between being treated unfairly by another person and receiving unequal treatment under the law?
  • Grade Level
    6-8
    Subject
    Social Studies
    Civics
    Social Justice Domains