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Mass Imprisonment

  • How do our various group identities shape us as individuals?
  • What part do culture and history play in the formation of our individual and collective identities?
  • How do our various group identities shape us as individuals?
  • What is the difference between feeling proud and feeling superior?
  • How do our intersecting identities shape our perspectives and the way we experience the world?
  • How do we remain true to ourselves as we move in and out of different communities, cultures and contexts?
  • How could one person’s identity threaten another person’s rights?
  • How does struggle help define who we are?
  • How do our similarities and differences impact the relationships we have with people inside and outside our own identity groups?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Social Studies
    Social Justice Domains
    TEXT
    Multimedia

    Familiar food turns a refuge into a home

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    “Padam and Purna were forced from their homeland in Bhutan and trapped in camps in Nepal for decades before being resettled in an alien land: Clarkston, Georgia. The refugees have found some stability, but still feel frustrated and uprooted, which leads to domestic violence and suicide in the refugee community. Padam and Purna realized that familiar food is the first step to feeling at home. They have opened a food store and other refugee-run businesses, which offer safe spaces and sources of mutual support for all the Asian refugees in Clarkston, who are united by their experience of trauma.”
    Grade Level
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    Subject
    History
    Economics
    Geography
    Social Justice Domain
    TEXT
    Multimedia

    Birdsong guides a tribe home

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    “The desert-dwelling Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians were uprooted from their ancestral lands. For decades, they were cheated of the property rights deeded to them by the U.S. government, and then subject to restrictive deed provisions. Not until the 1980s were they able to develop their own land in Palm Springs, and only recently have they begun to restore the springs revered by their ancestors. Tribal council member Anthony J. Andreas III battles the severe mental health problems that afflict the traumatized tribe by reviving ancestral practices. Traditional Bird Songs and pottery help today’s youth draw strength from the tribe’s sources of spiritual resilience.”
    Grade Level
    6-8
    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
    Literature

    Barracoon

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    This excerpt from Barracoon, which provides a first-person account from the last living man transported from Africa to America as an enslaved person. The excerpt shows Zora Neal Hurston arriving at Cudjo Lewis’ house to speak with him about his past in only the way he can.
    Grade Level
    6-8
    Zora Neale Hurston
    Subject
    History
    Social Justice Domain
    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
    LEARNING PLAN

    Who we are and what we do

  • What groups do I belong to?
  • How do I know I’m part of a group?
  • How do I see myself? Is it the same way others see me?
  • How do people show that they are proud of themselves?
  • What rights do I have?
  • Do all people have the same rights?
  • How am I the same as other people? How am I different from other people?
  • Grade Level
    K-2
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Studies
    SEL
    Arts
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Muslim Identity and Social Justice

  • How do we remain true to ourselves as we move in and out of different communities, cultures and contexts?
  • What part do culture and history play in the formation of our individual and collective identities?
  • How do our intersecting identities shape our perspectives and the way we experience the world?
  • What is the difference between feeling proud and feeling superior?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Civics
    Social Justice Domains