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LEARNING PLAN

Visions of Apocalypse: From Dante to Dylan to Dr. Dre

  • 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 our intersecting identities shape our perspectives and the way we experience the world?
  • What is the difference between feeling proud and feeling superior?
  • How do we remain true to ourselves as we move in and out of different communities, cultures and contexts?
  • How do power and privilege change the way we express and present ourselves?
  • What privilege do people have based on their identity?
  • How could one person’s identity threaten another person’s rights?
  • How does struggle help define who we are?
  • 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?
  • What is the relationship between diversity and inequality?
  • How do we remain true to ourselves as we move in and out of different communities, cultures and contexts?
  • What are the challenges of celebrating what we have in common while also honoring our differences?
  • Why do some people choose to avoid those who are different? Why do others seek diversity?
  • What problems arise when we relate to people as members of a group, rather than as unique individuals?
  • What is the difference between individual bias and structural inequality?
  • How do different people or groups represent and express their power?
  • How do we connect in meaningful ways with people who are different from us?
  • What does it mean to say that there is strength in diversity?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Digital Literacy
    Reading & Language Arts
    SEL
    Arts
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    English/Social Studies

  • 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?
  • What is the difference between feeling proud and feeling superior?
  • How can we celebrate what we have in common while also honoring our differences?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Studies
    Civics
    History
    Economics
    Geography
    Arts
    ELL / ESL
    Math & Technology
    Science & Health
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Teaching Tolerance

  • How can I be kind to all people?
  • How do I speak up when I see people treated unfairly?
  • Grade Level
    K-2
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Different Perspectives

  • What would the world be like if there was no kindness? Why is kindness important?
  • What do we find when we look from other people's perspective?
  • How are our identities today shaped by society?
  • What makes 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
    Reading & Language Arts
    Civics
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Attitudes of Students towards others based on Social, Economic, and Geographicl status

  • How is my life easier or more difficult based on who I am and where I was born?
  • Are stereotypes fair?
  • What clues help me know when and how people are being treated unfairly?
  • Do any of the teachers speak the same language of the students?
  • How do teachers feelings about students play out in the classroom?
  • What has happened throughout history to people like me?
  • What does it mean to feel good about myself and how can I express that I like who I am?
  • What privileges do I have that others don’t?
  • What privileges are available for certain groups of people but not for others?
  • Grade Level
    3-5
    Subject
    Civics
    History
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Design Thinking Project

  • How do ordinary Californians know about their rights and responsibilities in the state and their community?
  • Grade Level
    3-5
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Studies
    Arts
    Social Justice Domains