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Teaching World Religions with a Social Justice Lens

How does belonging to a particular faith tradition shape people as individuals?

How do people's religious views affect their political lives?

How does membership in a majority religion confer privilege? 

What are the challenges of celebrating religious commonalities while also honoring our differences?

How does struggle help define who we are?

How could one person’s identity threaten another person’s rights...

Grade Level
Subject
Social Studies
Topic
Social Justice Domains
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Developing Empathy

How do our various group identities shape us as individuals?
How do our similarities and differences impact the relationships we have with people inside and outside our own identity groups?
How do our intersecting identities shape our perspectives and the way we experience the world?
How does struggle help define who we are?

Grade Level
Subject
Digital Literacy
Social Studies
Civics
History
Geography
SEL
Arts
Social Justice Domains
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CA Wildfires and Indigenous Sources of Knowledge

How do historical decisions/actions hundreds of years ago affect us today? How does colonization still play out today (e.g., oppressed indigenous communities, wildfires/indigenous controlled burns)? Multiple realities/sources of knowledge: Do indigenous nations of people who live in modern America hold some of the answers to environmental justice?

Grade Level
3-5
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
History
Social Justice Domains
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Social Justice

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?
Do the ways we...

Grade Level
6-8
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Social Justice Domains