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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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Social Studies
Civics
History
Social Justice Domains
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Identity in the Classroom

What are group identities and how do they describe me? Others?
What does it mean to feel good about myself and how can I express that I like who I am?
How can I be proud of who I am and celebrate others?
How do I benefit from my identities?
Can words about identity hurt people?
How can I ask...

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3-5
Subject
Social Studies
Social Justice Domains
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Understanding our differences

How do we use our difference to our advantage?
How are you different?
How can I describe ways people are different from me?
How can I describe and compare my group identities with those of other people?
Can words about identity hurt people?
How can I ask people about their lives and experiences in a respectful, kind and understanding way...

Grade Level
3-5
Subject
History
Social Justice Domains