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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

    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
    LEARNING PLAN

    Exploring Misconduct

  • How are we members of groups but also individuals?
  • What clues help me know when and how people are being treated unfairly?
  • How is my life easier or more difficult based on who I am and where I was born?
  • What clues help me know when and how people are being treated unfairly?
  • What advantages or disadvantages do I notice because of identity groups?
  • Grade Level
    3-5
    Subject
    Social Studies
    History
    SEL
    Social Justice Domains
    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
    TEXT
    Multimedia

    Every little girl should be able to wear a tutu

    Every Girl should be able to wear a tutu
    “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

    Library Parking Lot
    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