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LEARNING PLAN

Morning Meeting ZH 2019-2020

  • What does it mean to feel good about myself and how can I express that I like who I am?
  • What are group identities and how do they describe me? Others?
  • How can I be proud of who I am and celebrate others?
  • What has happened throughout history to people like me?
  • How do I get to know others and allow others to get to know all of me?
  • Grade Level
    3-5
    Subject
    Digital Literacy
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Studies
    Math & Technology
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    exploring identity through literature

  • What are group identities and how do they describe me? Others?
  • How do I get to know others and allow others to get to know all of me?
  • How can I describe and compare my group identities with those of other people?
  • How can I describe ways people are different from me?
  • What does it mean to be human?
  • Grade Level
    3-5
    Subject
    Digital Literacy
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Justice Domains
    TEXT
    Multimedia

    Growing vegetables and expanding horizons

    Expanding Horizons
    “Many residents of Compton, California, live in a food desert, which means they lack access to healthy foods and young people have never acquired the habit of eating fresh fruits and vegetables. Retired neurosurgeon Sherridan Ross may have a solution: Teach them to grow their own food. Drawing on the legacy of farming in Compton by African Americans, Sherridan develops community gardens that transform the attitude of neighborhood youth to food, and benefits them in other ways, too.”
    Grade Level
    3-5
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    Subject
    History
    Social Justice Domain
    TEXT
    Multimedia

    Familiar food turns a refuge into a home

    Refuge into a home
    “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
    TEXT
    Multimedia

    Stitching together the social fabric for young mothers in Appalachia

    young mothers in appalachia
    Carrol Layfield manages a quilting group of older women from Ritchie County, West Virginia, who used to work in the area’s garment industry. Using techniques handed down over generations, the women piece together quilts from remnants of fabric from shuttered factories. Kayla Turk is a young mother of two children who returned home to Ritchie County to live with her parents when her husband was laid off. At a communal baby shower, Kayla receives a quilt from the older women, and discovers a network of support.
    Grade Level
    3-5
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    Topic
    Subject
    History
    Economics
    Social Justice Domain