Mini-Unit: What is Activism?

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3rd - 8th
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  • This unit will have students think critically about the power of collective and individual voices, examine why people engage in activism, and identify examples of it. Students will think about a topic, matter, or issue that is of importance to them and create a project around it. In the project, students will work in pairs to develop a proposal for a product like an event, website, social media platform, or school club with a purpose and goal.

  • This unit includes:
    • independent work, partner work, and small group work
    • opportunities to journal, share opinions, practice media literacy skills, and group/collaboration skills
    • draws on student voice, student creativity, student self-reflection, and so-on 

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    • Resource may be adapted with information found here at the Teaching Tolerance Website.
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