What makes me who I am? What parts of my identity do I choose for myself, and what parts are determined for me by others, by society, or by chance? How does my identity influence the choices available to me and the choices that I make? How can we work together to build kinder and more inclusive school and local communities?
This workshop will provide 6th grade educators with activities, materials, and assessments to guide students through an examination of the factors that make them who they are as individuals, as members of groups, and as part of a larger community. This inquiry, which adapts lessons from the Facing History units Identity & Community and My Part of the Story and includes materials to support R. J. Palacio’s Wonder and Jacqueline Woodson’s memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, sparks dialogue and challenges students to consider how they can work together to create the kind of community in their school that feels inclusive and inviting for all.
In this workshop, you will:
Engage with classroom-ready multimedia resources and learn how to build a customized unit
Discover new teaching strategies that help students interrogate text, think critically, and discuss controversial issues respectfully
Receive a free copy of the Course Outline for the Memphis Exploratory Guide: Grade 6
After this workshop, you will:
Receive coaching and support as you implement this in your classroom
Become part of the Facing History Educator Network, with access to educator resources, including unit and lesson plans, study guides, and books & DVDs accessible through our free online lending library
This workshop is funded through the generosity of Plough Family Foundation.