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LEARNING PLAN

The Monster Next Door

  • Why is it so hard to punish our neighbors?
  • If monsters do not look familiar to us, it is easy to distrust or even hate them. Certainly we would stay away from them and maybe even run and hide.
  • Have you ever cheered a bully on because they looked like you?
  • In All About Eve, the monster, Eve, is a sweet faced, wildly ambitious aspiring Broadway actor who does not look mean and evil. Because she looks like “the girl next door” she is permitted to wreak havoc upon this small arts community until the community finds itself torn apart. Still they are reluctant to stand up. Instead she is given excuse after excuse for her ill behavior that includes breaking up the relationship of her benefactress who takes her in, wriggling and conniving her way to a coveted acting role among other things until a bigger monster (the theatre critic) decides he’s had enough.
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Digital Literacy
    Arts
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    AVID: Identity, Diversity, and Justice

  • What are the effects of racism on individuals and society?
  • How can we celebrate what we have in common while also honoring our differences?
  • What can I do to fight prejudice and bias?
  • How are our identities today shaped by society?
  • Grade Level
    6-8
    Subject
    Digital Literacy
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Studies
    Civics
    History
    Economics
    Geography
    SEL
    Arts
    ELL / ESL
    Math & Technology
    Science & Health
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    The outsiders

  • Injustices between classes
  • advantages and disadvantages
  • What effect does injustice have on people and groups?
  • How does privilege shape the lives of individuals and groups?
  • What is a just society?
  • Grade Level
    6-8
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Studies
    Civics
    History
    Economics
    Arts
    ELL / ESL
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Exploring Justice by Researching History

  • What clues help me know when and how people are being treated unfairly?
  • What contributions have people made to justice and fairness historically?
  • Do rights and responsibilities change over time?
  • Are stereotypes fair?
  • Who gets to make the decisions that affect our lives?
  • Are the voices of ordinary people being heard?
  • Grade Level
    3-5
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Justice Domains