Social Transformation | Teach for Justice | Identity, Racism, Social Justice

Rated 4.83 out of 5, based on 23 reviews
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Grade Levels
6th - 9th
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42 slides / 45 pages
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This resource really challenged my students to think critically about the world. There were many very strong, and important conversations that happened. Thank you for creating this!
Great resource to use when discussing identity and building students' understanding around rights and priviledge.


*Updated* November 23, 2020

The purpose of this unit/series of journal entries is for students to begin work on socially transforming school and neighborhood communities! I believe that the work needed to become an anti-racist society starts with work on one's self, which is why lesson 1 of this unit touches on identity. Lesson 1 is free in my store! This resource also includes pre-work for teachers. The pre-work can be found in the teachers note section once you've downloaded the unit. There is a google slides version for hybrid/blending learning. Great for Google Classroom, Schoology, etc. There are also PDF versions that can be printed and used for an interactive notebook/journal set up for face-to-face learning.

Each lesson plan includes common core standards for 7th and 8th grade AND social justice standards from Teaching Tolerance! Although the lesson plans include standards for 7/8, this can easily be adapted to meet the needs of grades 6-12.

The texts in this resource are real life experiences from real people.

This unit contains 5 lessons:

Lesson 1: Identity Journal

Students will be able to:

•Define and describe identity and its importance

•Explain aspects of our own identities

Lesson 2: Privilege and Rights Journal

Students will be able to:

•Define privilege and rights

•Evaluate the difference between privileges and rights

•Discuss how privilege works in our society

Lesson 3: Prejudice and Racist Ideas Journal

Students will be able to:

•Define prejudice and racist idea

•Analyze and evaluate real life experiences in which certain aspects of a persons identity experience prejudice / racism

Lesson 4: Antiracism Journal

Students will be able to:

•Define antiracism

•Read and analyze quotes to determine meaning and connection to antiracist work

•Interview trusted community members

Lesson 5: A Plan for Action (Text and Written Response Organizer

Students will be able to:

•Read and annotate “Gerardo speaks Out” text

•Respond to text dependent questions

•Write an allyship action plan

Total Pages
42 slides / 45 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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