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What Is the Model Minority Myth?

The myth of the “model minority” is pervasive. It does real damage. And Asian American students aren’t the only ones it harms.
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

    World War II

  • How are our identities today shaped by society?
  • Do the ways we present our identities change depending on where we are or the people we are with?
  • What is the difference between feeling proud and feeling superior?
  • What does it feel like to be belittled or criticized because of your identity?
  • What are the benefits and challenges of belonging to multiple identity groups?
  • Why might people not feel safe to express all their identities?
  • What effect does injustice have on people and groups?
  • How do bias and prejudice undermine equal rights?
  • Grade Level
    6-8
    Subject
    History
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Esperanza Rising

  • What are group identities and how do they describe me? Others?
  • What has happened throughout history to people like me?
  • How do I get to know others and allow others to get to know all of me?
  • How can I be proud of who I am and celebrate others?
  • Grade Level
    3-5
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    The Underground Railroad with Resource

  • Why is history important? Does it affect how people live today?
  • What privileges are available for certain groups of people but not for others?
  • What does it mean to be human?
  • What clues help me know when and how people are being treated unfairly?
  • What contributions have people made to justice and fairness historically?
  • Grade Level
    3-5
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Studies
    History
    Social Justice Domains
    ARTICLE

    Students Know the College-Admissions System Is Rigged

    When news of the college-admissions cheating scandal broke this week, young people knew it was wrong and many weren’t surprised. Here’s how you can help them tap into their power in spite of it.