Social Justice Lessons
The assignments that have activities are in red.
Identity How do I identify myself?
Diversity How do I look at and relate to other groups?
Justice How often do I identify unfair situations?
Action How often do I think: Either I am part of the problem or part of the solution?
What is Implicit Bias?
Take a quiz.
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“We choose what to pay attention to based on the ideas that we already have in our heads.”
- Jennifer L. Eberhardt
Writing Prompt: Write about the first time you realized racism exists. Write about it in detail, the situation, your age who was involved and how you felt and what you thought you learned then. If you feel comfortable share this experience with a partner or the class.
What does being racist mean?
What does being anti-racist mean?
What is systemic racism?
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2 min video.
Poems from the book, Sirens in Her Belly relate to the topics of systemic racism and uprisings. Each poem has an article or podcast to further explore the topic in the poem.
From assignments in this unit and additional resources student should be able to: Discuss a variety of topics using philosophical chairs: instructions the Freedom of Speech topic below, or socratic seminar. Information on two topics is provided, but there are several others that students can brainstorm, research and discuss.
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for 3 minute video review
of Freedom of Speech
Photos credit: Weebly stock photo. Free man with a megaphone, Bartek Ambrozik.