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LESSON

Discovering My Identity

In this lesson, students will describe aspects of their identities such as race, gender, ability, religion and more. Then after exploring Marley Dias' Black Girls Books campaign, students will analyze book illustrations and write their own book review noting how characters are similar and different from them.
Grade Level
3-5
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

Who, Me? A Scientist?

In this lesson, students get in touch with their “inner scientists,” first by viewing a video of a 4-year-old solving a complex problem and then by working together to explain a discrepant event. Students also consider attributes shared by many scientists: curiosity, perseverance and the ability to problem-solve.
Grade Level
3-5
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Math & Technology
Science & Health
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

Art and Racial Justice: What is in a Self-Portrait?

In this lesson, students will look at a few self-portraits of people of color and think about the role of art in struggles for racial justice. Then students will consider what they might want to show about themselves or their various identity groups through a self-portrait.
Grade Level
Subject
Arts
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

Sharing Our Colors: Writing Poetry

This lesson is the third in a series called “The Different Colors of Beauty.” The goal of these lessons is to help students develop their racial or ethnic identities in a safe and open classroom environment, while being aware of our multicultural and diverse world.
Grade Level
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
SEL
Arts
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

Different Colors of Beauty

The overall goal of these lessons is to help students develop their racial or ethnic identities in a safe and open classroom environment. Each lesson capitalizes on a slightly different modality of learning. The lessons
Grade Level
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
Arts
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

Looking Closely at Ourselves

In this lesson, students explore race and self-identity by creating self-portraits. The lesson aims to help students develop detailed observational skills and use these skills in relation to themselves and others. It also begins constructing a vocabulary that is crucial in helping build community and discuss some of the more challenging aspects of race and racial identity formation.
Grade Level
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Arts
Social Justice Domain