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Students explore the relationship between the individual and society by creating identity charts for a contemporary novelist, a children's book character, and themselves.
Students learn about several Holocaust memorials around the world in preparation to design their own memorial.
Students consider the question "Who am I?" and identify social and cultural factors that shape identity by reading a short story and creating personal identity charts.
Students identify the social and cultural factors that help shape our identities by analyzing firsthand reflections and creating personal identity charts.
Students examine how identity and biases can impact how individuals interpret images and experience the challenge of selecting images to represent news events, particularly connected to sensitive issues.
Students are introduced to the concept of "universe of obligation" and prompted to illustrate circle of individuals who they feel a responsibility to care for and protect.
Students reflect on present-day antisemitism encountered online and on college campuses, and explore examples of youth who are standing up to it.
Students explore a poem by James Berry about the ways we respond to difference and complete a creative assignment about their school or community.
Students create working definitions of stereotype as they examine the human behavior of applying categories to people and things.
Students consider their own agency in creating their identities through choices made about who we are and how we present ourselves.
Students respond to film clips in which Condoleezza Rice and Junot Diaz discuss the influences of family, friends, neighborhoods, and the legacies of older generations on who they are today.
Students develop a contract establishing a reflective classroom community as they prepare to explore the historical case study of this unit.