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LEARNING PLAN

Secret Agents of Kindness

  • Students will develop positive social identities based on their membership in multiple groups in society.
  • Students will express pride, confidence and healthy self-esteem without denying the value and dignity of other people.
  • Students will express empathy when people are excluded or mistreated because of their identities and concern when they themselves experience bias.
  • What makes us who we are?
  • Grade Level
    6-8
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Learning and Building Social Justice

  • What makes us who we are?
  • How are our identities today shaped by society?
  • How do different parts of our identities combine to make us who we are?
  • 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
    Social Studies
    Civics
    History
    Economics
    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

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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
    LEARNING PLAN

    Power of words

  • What are the benefits and challenges of living in a diverse society?
  • How can we celebrate what we have in common while also honoring our differences?
  • How can we make connections across our differences?
  • Grade Level
    6-8
    Subject
    SEL
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    What is Social Justice

  • Why does the color of our skin matter?
  • What does success look like?
  • Why is it important to judge people by the content of their character and not the color of their skin, as Dr. King said?
  • What is the difference between being treated unfairly by another person and receiving unequal treatment under the law?
  • What effect does injustice have on people and groups?
  • How does privilege shape the lives of individuals and groups?
  • How have people advocated and fought for justice throughout history?
  • Grade Level
    6-8
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Justice Domains