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LEARNING PLAN

Kindergarten Diversities

  • How am I the same as other people? How am I different from other people?
  • What are the differences between how I live and how others live?
  • How am I the same as other people? How am I different from other people?
  • How can I learn more about other people?
  • Grade Level
    K-2
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Studies
    Social Justice Domains
    TEXT
    Multimedia

    Stitching together the social fabric for young mothers in Appalachia

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    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
    TEXT
    Multimedia

    Every little girl should be able to wear a tutu

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    “Ava is an ambitious teenager who owes much of her inner strength to a dance studio in South L.A. Founder Lula Washington and her daughter Tamica are professional dancers — and they are role models as well as teachers. At their dance school, African American children learn to respect themselves, their bodies, and their cultural traditions. The young dancers also defy stereotypes by mastering ballet. The dance program cultivates self-discipline and mutual support that enables girls like Ava to flourish even when their families are facing hard times.”
    Grade Level
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    Subject
    History
    Social Justice Domain
    TEXT
    Multimedia

    Fun and Fitness in a Library Parking Lot

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    Line dance leader Kit Cheung teaches her class of Chinese-American women in an unlikely place: the parking lot of a local library. No other public location offers both the outdoor space and sun cover the group requires for their twist on the traditional Chinese exercise of tai chi. The relationship that forms between the initially reluctant library and Kit’s dance group has created some unexpected opportunities.
    Grade Level
    3-5
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    Subject
    Social Studies
    Social Justice Domain