Developing Student Voice, Character, and Civic Agency

Lead students in an examination of identity, membership and belonging, and civic participation through an analysis of historical case studies and literature.

Each curriculum outline provides a roadmap for an 18-week study with links to the 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. They culminate their study with a final project that challenges students 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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Exploring Identity and Community: 18-week Curriculum Outline

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Exploring Identity and Community: 18-week Curriculum Outline

This outline provides an instructional pathway for educators to teach an 18-week curriculum exploring questions of identity, family legacy, group membership and choices. Recommended for 6th-grade educators.

It is based on the following resources: 1) Unit: Identity & Community, 2) Unit: My Part of the Story, 3) Novel: Wonder, and 4) Memoir: Brown Girl Dreaming.

Examining the Holocaust and Human Behavior: 18-week Curriculum Outline

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Examining the Holocaust and Human Behavior: 18-week Curriculum Outline

This outline provides an instructional pathway for educators to teach an 18-week curriculum examining the catastrophic period in the twentieth century when Nazi Germany murdered 6 million Jews and millions of other civilians, in the midst of the most destructive war in human history. Recommended for 8th and 10th-grade educators.

 

It is based on the following resources: 1) Unit: Teaching Holocaust and Human Behavior and 2) Memoir: Somewhere There is Still a Sun.

Exploring Civil Rights and Migration: 18-week Curriculum Outline

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Exploring Civil Rights and Migration: 18-week Curriculum Outline

This outline provides an instructional pathway for educators to teach 18-week curriculum exploring questions of identity, membership and belonging, and the power of their individual and collective choices. Recommended for 7th and 8th-grade educators.

It is based on the following resources: 1) Unit: Choices in Little Rock, 2) Memoir: Warriors Don’t Cry, 3) Unit: My Part of the Story, and 4) Nonfiction Book: Enrique’s Journey.

 

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