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LEARNING PLAN

Exploring Our Identities, Building Beloved Youth Community, Taking Action for Inclusion and Justice

  • What are group identities and how do they describe me? Others?
  • What has happened throughout history to people like me?
  • How do I get to know others and allow others to get to know all of me?
  • What does it mean to feel good about myself and how can I express that I like who I am?
  • How can I be proud of who I am and celebrate others?
  • What privileges do I have that others don’t?
  • How can I describe and compare my group identities with those of other people?
  • Can words about identity hurt people?
  • How can I ask people about their lives and experiences in a respectful, kind and understanding way?
  • Why is history important? Does it affect how people live today?
  • How can I live, work and play with others when we have differences?
  • What does it mean to be human?
  • How are we members of groups but also individuals?
  • What clues help me know when and how people are being treated unfairly?
  • What privileges are available for certain groups of people but not for others?
  • What contributions have people made to justice and fairness historically?
  • When is a person’s humanity denied?
  • What advantages or disadvantages do I notice because of identity groups?
  • How is my life easier or more difficult based on who I am and where I was born?
  • Grade Level
    LEARNING PLAN

    Exploring Diversity Through the Times

  • 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?
  • What privilege do people have based on their identity?
  • What do we gain when we learn about the lived experiences of other people?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Social Studies
    History
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Teaching Tolerance

  • What rights do I have?
  • Do all people have the same rights?
  • What are the differences between how I live and how others live?
  • How am I the same as other people? How am I different from other people?
  • How can I be kind to all people?
  • How do I speak up when I see people treated unfairly?
  • How can I make the world, my class, my street, a better place?
  • What groups do I belong to?
  • How can I learn more about other people?
  • If a person is in charge, does that mean they can do anything?
  • Why is it scary to speak up sometimes?
  • Grade Level
    K-2
    LEARNING PLAN

    Why is Ethnic Studies Important?

  • What makes us who we are?
  • How are people similar to and different from each other?
  • How are our identities today shaped by society?
  • What is the difference between feeling proud and feeling superior?
  • What are the benefits and challenges of living in a diverse society?
  • How can we make connections across our differences?
  • How can we celebrate what we have in common while also honoring our differences?
  • What does it mean to say there is strength in diversity?
  • Grade Level
    6-8
    LEARNING PLAN

    Activating Social Agents

  • How do our various group identities shape us as individuals?
  • 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 power and privilege change the way we express and present ourselves?
  • How does struggle help define who we are?
  • How does struggle help define who we are?
  • What are the challenges of celebrating what we have in common while also honoring our differences?
  • What is the relationship between diversity and inequality?
  • How do different people or groups represent and express their power?
  • What is the difference between individual bias and structural inequality?
  • How do we connect in meaningful ways with people who are different from us?
  • How are rights understood and valued differently across cultures?
  • How do bias and injustice affect the future?
  • What shared beliefs have inspired social justice movements in history?
  • How do bias and injustice affect the future?
  • How do different people or groups represent and express their power?
  • How does power determine access and opportunity?
  • How is empathy a seed of social action?
  • Does everyone have an equal responsibility to stand up to injustice?
  • How can we effectively interrupt biased speech when we hear it?
  • Why is it important to stand up to injustice when those around you do not?
  • What responsibility does an individual have to make society better?
  • What responsibility does an individual have to make society better?
  • What factors are important to consider when choosing whether or not to speak up in the face of injustice?
  • How can individuals learn to talk about injustice and remain civil?
  • What responsibility does an individual have to make society better?
  • What is the difference between feeling proud and feeling superior?
  • What do we gain when we learn about the lived experiences of other people?
  • How do our various group identities shape us as individuals?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Digital Literacy
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Studies
    Civics
    History
    Geography
    SEL
    Arts
    ELL / ESL
    Social Justice Domains