Causes and Connectivity (Day 1 of MNK Curriculum)

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Objective: (1) SWBAT recognize that, as people of the same country and members of a local community, they have similarities between them – matters of justice that include inequality for residents, lack of resources for peers, lack of fairness shown to certain Americans by our legal systems, and the shared passions to do something about these matters – that bind them (2) SWBAT articulate between each other their similarities in an effort to see they are all more connected that they previously knew.

Topics: Partner Discrimination, Hunger/Poverty, Mass Incarceration, Homelessness, Personal Discrimination, Universal Access to Education, Topics: Social Causes, Respect, Impactful Conversations

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
Introduce a topic clearly, provide a general observation and focus, and group related information logically; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Link opinion and reasons using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., consequently, specifically).


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