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LEARNING PLAN

Social Justice

  • What groups do I belong to?
  • How do I see myself? Is it the same way others see me?
  • What identities do I share with my family? What identities do I have that are different from my family?
  • Does my identity mean I get to do things other kids can’t, or keep me from doing something?
  • Do all people have the same rights?
  • What are the differences between how I live and how others live?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Studies
    Civics
    History
    SEL
    Arts
    ELL / ESL
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Community Circle Topics

  • 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
    LEARNING PLAN

    How fair is this?

  • How is my life easier or more difficult based on who I am and where I was born?
  • How is my life easier or more difficult based on who I am and where I was born?
  • What advantages or disadvantages do I notice because of identity groups?
  • Grade Level
    3-5
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Studies
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Week of the Young Child: Civic Engagement for Young Children

  • Reading a text: Was this fair?
  • How have I been treated unfairly?
  • How did I feel when I was treated unfairly?
  • Why should people share? Do I always have to share?
  • Other people will have different strategies from mine.
  • What does unfairness look like in my school, community?
  • How can I help my things fair in my community?
  • What do we need to do to make things fair for everyone?
  • Grade Level
    K-2
    LEARNING PLAN

    Acculturation

  • 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?
  • What does it feel like to be belittled or criticized because of your identity?
  • What is the difference between feeling proud and feeling superior?
  • Why might people not feel safe to express all their identities?
  • Grade Level
    6-8
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    SEL
    ELL / ESL
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Social Justice in America

  • What is the difference between being treated unfairly by another person and receiving unequal treatment under the law?
  • 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 relationship between diversity and belonging?
  • How have people advocated and fought for justice throughout history?
  • What are the benefits and challenges of living in a diverse society?
  • What effect does injustice have on people and groups?
  • How are people similar to and different from each other?
  • Grade Level
    6-8
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    History
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    One Country One Thousand Cultures

  • 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 intersecting identities shape our perspectives and the way we experience the world?
  • What is the difference between feeling proud and feeling superior?
  • How do we remain true to ourselves as we move in and out of different communities, cultures and contexts?
  • How do power and privilege change the way we express and present ourselves?
  • What privilege do people have based on their identity?
  • 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
    Digital Literacy
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Studies
    History
    Geography
    SEL
    Arts
    ELL / ESL
    Math & Technology
    Science & Health
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    NH-Gender Studies

  • What groups do I belong to?
  • What are my identities?
  • How do I know I’m part of a group?
  • How do I see myself? Is it the same way others see me?
  • How am I the same as other people? How am I different from other people?
  • What does it mean to be unfair? In class? In school? At home? In my community? In the world?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Digital Literacy
    Reading & Language Arts
    Math & Technology
    Science & Health
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Teaching Tolerance: Hispanic Heritage Month

  • How can I be proud of who I am while also celebrating others and their cultures?
  • How have stereotypes impacted how Hispanics are viewed in today's world?
  • How has white privilege played in a role in how we treat other cultures and ethnicities in the US?
  • What can WE do to help America be more accepting of different races and cultures?
  • Grade Level
    3-5
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    History
    Social Justice Domains