My Neighbor's Keeper: Being an Advocate for Justice
5th - 8th
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Part of the Teach for Justice
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Overview: This curriculum is a 5-day/5-lesson lesson set that aims to help students understand their roles and contributions as connected members of their communities via exploring concepts of empathy, respect, peacefully recognizing differing perspectives, and practicing being an advocate for justice". This course also aims to instill within students vocabulary that will aid in articulating how to be open and empathetic to others. Students’ growth as “advocates for justice” is the intended goal of this curriculum.
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Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer’s purpose.