This lesson will explore language and vocabulary related to social justice issues, and will help students to examine connections between various forms of oppression and discrimination.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS, 8/9
Big Ideas: Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world. Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens.
Curricular Competencies: Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts. Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts.
Content: Metacognitive strategies. Relevance, accuracy, reliability (Gr 9).
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS, 10
Big Ideas: The exploration of text and story deepens our understanding of diverse, complex ideas about identity, others and the world. Language shapes ideas and influences others. Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens.
Curricular Competencies: Recognize and identify the role of personal, social and cultural contexts, values and perspectives in texts. Recognize how language constructs personal, social and cultural identity.
Content: Forms of written communication.
SOCIAL JUSTICE, 12
Big Ideas: Social justice issues are interconnected.
Curricular Competencies: Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions.
Content: Various theoretical frameworks, interpretations, and concepts of social justice.