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LEARNING PLAN

Global Leadership: Identity and Diversity

  • What makes us who we are?
  • How are our identities today shaped by society?
  • What is the difference between feeling proud and feeling superior?
  • Why might people not feel safe to express all their identities?
  • How can we make connections across our differences?
  • How do communities become diverse?
  • What skills are necessary within diverse societies?
  • How does an individual benefit from living in a diverse society?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Studies
    Civics
    History
    Economics
    Geography
    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
    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
    LEARNING PLAN

    Discovering My Identity

  • How are our identities today shaped by society?
  • 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
    Reading & Language Arts
    Topic
    Social Justice Domains