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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

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    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

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    “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

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    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
    TEXT
    Multimedia

    Veterans discover solace in service

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    “Marine Corporal Jeremy Dobbins returned to Dayton, Ohio, from duty in Afghanistan with an 80% disability rating and issues with anger. Trained in service to others, veterans often resist the idea that they themselves need help and they have difficulty with sharing their war experiences with family and friends. An oral history project at Wright State University is giving Jeremy and other young veterans a chance to help older veterans recover their stories of war, and to come to terms with their own.”
    Grade Level
    3-5
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    Topic
    Subject
    Social Studies
    Social Justice Domain
    LEARNING PLAN

    Language Arts Plan - Diversity and Ableism

  • How can I ask people about their lives and experiences in a respectful, kind and understanding way?
  • What privileges are available for certain groups of people but not for others?
  • What can one person do to create a safe, welcoming place for all?
  • Grade Level
    3-5
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Topic
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Lauren and Cheryl's Learning Plan

  • How can I ask people about their lives and experiences in a respectful, kind and understanding way?
  • Is it better to do a project with people who are different from each other or with people who are more alike?
  • Grade Level
    3-5
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    SEL
    ELL / ESL
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    2019-2020 Fourth Grade SEL

  • What does it mean to feel good about myself and how can I express that I like who I am?
  • How can I live, work and play with others when we have differences?
  • 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 can one person do to create a safe, welcoming place for all?
  • Grade Level
    3-5
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Studies
    SEL
    ELL / ESL
    Math & Technology
    Social Justice Domains