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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.
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.
Understand the history of people living and settling in the South African region and explore how racial and ethnic identities created tension in the years leading to apartheid.
Learn about people who have taken action to make the world a more just and compassionate place, and consider the ways we can participate as caring citizens of the world.
Explore the efforts of leaders and activists advocating for indigenous rights and culture, including young people using their history and culture to build bridges toward others and the future.
Learn about the early development of apartheid as the white South African government formed a legal system of racial hierarchy and non-white South Africans resisted these laws.