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Exploring Poetry through Jason Reynolds' Long Way Down

-Why do we feel empathy for others when they are mistreated?

-How are people similar to and different from each other?

-Should individuals stand up for what’s right even when it puts them at risk?

-How do our intersecting identities shape our perspectives and the way we experience the world?

-What part do culture and history play in the formation...

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Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Justice Domains
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Expressing Langston Hughes' "Harlem/A Dream Deferred" and Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun" Through the Arts

How do our intersecting identities shape our perspectives and the way we experience the world?
Which art mediums do you gravitate towards? Is there an art form (like drawing, painting, music, dance, theater, etc.) that you use to express yourself in addition to or instead of words?
What do we gain when we learn about the lived experiences of other...

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Juneteenth Lesson

What does Juneteenth tell us about our ideas about the United States?
Why do some Americans celebrate Juneteenth?
What does Juneteenth mean to America?
What can be concluded about how people celebrate and define freedom in America?
Should Juneteenth be a national/federal holiday?
What should all Americans understand about Juneteenth?

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Subject
Social Studies
Civics
History
Social Justice Domains
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4/12

1. What hateful words stayed in Rodriguez’s memory his entire life? Cite the text.
2. Rodriguez writes, “We never stopped crossing borders.” Give two examples from the text of how he extends the metaphor of borders.
3. Compare how Luis’ mother responded to the woman in Will Rogers Park with how she felt on the inside. Tell about a time...

Grade Level
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Justice Domains
learning plan

Exploring Poetry through Jason Reynolds' Long Way Down

-Why do we feel empathy for others when they are mistreated?

-How are people similar to and different from each other?

-Should individuals stand up for what’s right even when it puts them at risk?

-How do our intersecting identities shape our perspectives and the way we experience the world?

-What part do culture and history play in the formation...

Grade Level
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Justice Domains