Explore identity and promote diversity in your Second Grade, Third Grade, or Fourth Grade classroom with this FREE social justice resource that encourages your students to take a look at the beauty and diversity of different types and styles of hair.
**This is a FREE resource that serves as a sample of the larger unit, which is available for purchase here.**
This product was developed as part of the Teachers Pay Teachers Teach for Justice Grant. The objective of this unit is to guide students through the four Learning for Justice (formerly Teaching Tolerance) social justice standards of IDENTITY, DIVERSITY, JUSTICE and ACTION using the collection of poems “The Best Part of Me: Children Talk About Their Bodies in Pictures and Words” by Wendy Ewald as a mentor text, along with other suggested read alouds that address different aspects of identity and diversity.
- Lesson Objectives and Guidelines for teachers
- Detailed lesson plan to support implementation, including questions to explore and teacher reflection
- Additional resources for further exploration
- "Parts of Me" planning sheet
- "Parts of Me" poetry publishing sheet
- Types of Hair sample chart
- Compliment Corner sheet
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