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Students identify the range of actions they can take when confronted with exclusion. The term upstander is introduced, as well as key terms such as bystander, perpetrator, and victim.
Students learn about idealism through the life and accomplishments of US statesman and activist Sargent Shriver.
Students connect what they have learned about communities to their knowledge of Memphis,TN, by analyzing images of historical and local importance to the city.
Through a poem-writing activity, students broaden and deepen their understanding of identity.
Students answer the question, "What is a community?" by writing their own definition of the word and identifying what characteristics make their classroom a community.
While learning about the post-war trials that occurred in Turkey, students study the challenges of seeking justice in the aftermath of genocide.
Through a close reading of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, students analyze the rights and responsibilities the document lays out for people around the world.
Students consider what happens when one aspect of our identity is privileged above others by society.
By asking the question "Who am I?" students explore the role that identity plays in forming their values, ideas, and actions.
Through a gallery walk activity, students learn that communities consist of a collection of people with unique identities.
Students reflect on the power of being labelled and use Jesús Colón’s essay to reflect on their own experiences of being misjudged.
Students use a strategy that promotes active listening and intellectual engagement to discuss film clips featuring baseball manager Joe Maddon and civic entrepreneur Eric Liu.