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LEARNING PLAN

Exploring Slavery through Namesakes

  • Does everyone have the same rights?
  • What does it mean to be unfair? In class? In school? At home? In my community? In the world?
  • How have people been treated unfairly in the past?
  • How have people stopped unfairness in the past?
  • When something is unfair does it affect everyone the same way?
  • Who decides what is fair?
  • What can I do to make things fair?
  • How can I make the world, my class, my street, a better place?
  • Why is it scary to speak up sometimes?
  • If a person is in charge, does that mean they can do anything?
  • When is a person’s humanity denied?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Social Studies
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Walkout Day

  • What responsibility does an individual have to make society better?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Immigration in the US

  • In what ways is the Unites States a "nation of immigrants"?
  • What factors might a person have to weigh when considering whether to immigrate to another country? What might it be like to be faced with this decision?
  • • What might be some of the greatest challenges and rewards for immigrants to a new country? How might various immigrant groups from different periods of U.S. history have answered this question?
  • • Why has anti-immigrant sentiment arisen at different points in U.S. history?
  • • How has immigration influenced the laws and social services we have in the United States today?
  • • How do the experiences of immigrants in various periods of United States history compare to those of immigrants today?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Social Studies
    History
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Learning about injustices around the world through current events

  • What problems arise when we relate to people as members of a group, rather than as unique individuals?
  • How do power and privilege shape the relationships people have with each other as well as with institutions?
  • How can the lived experiences of individuals reflect social inequities?
  • How is empathy a seed of social action?
  • How does power determine access and opportunity?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Taking a stand

  • Why do we feel empathy for others when they are mistreated?
  • How would society be affected if no one took responsibility for standing up for others?
  • How would society be affected if no one took responsibility for standing up for others?
  • What happens when we speak up to bigotry and what happens when we do not?
  • Is it more important to stand up to injustice when those around you do not?
  • Grade Level
    6-8
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Justice Domains