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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.


  • History
  • Social Studies




English — US



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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.

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  • 3 curriculum outlines

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