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Developing Student Agency through History and Literature: Middle School Curriculum

Lead middle school students in an 18-week study of identity, membership and belonging, and civic participation through analysis of historical case studies and literature.

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Language

English — US

Subject

  • History
  • Social Studies

Grade

6–8
  • The Holocaust
  • Democracy & Civic Engagement
  • Global Migration & Immigration
  • Racism

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About This Collection

Each curriculum outline below provides middle school educators with a roadmap for teaching an 18-week study, including links to all necessary activities, materials, and assessments. They are flexible and can be used in shorter increments than 18-weeks. In each curriculum, students explore questions of identity, membership and belonging, choices, and civic participation through different historical case studies and literature selections. Students culminate their study with a final project that challenges them to create plans for how they can work with others and on their own to be upstanders in their school and local communities.

This collection includes:

  • 3 curriculum outlines

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