Who is Invisible Critical Thinking Lesson (SEL): Handouts + Answers PAID version

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7th - 12th, Homeschool
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88 slides, 66 pages of lesson plan, 43 pages of handouts, 35 pages of answers
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12 Critical Thinking Lessons to explore SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING: self-awareness and social awareness!

Students discover WHO THEY ARE while thinking about WHICH GROUPS of PEOPLE are invisible.

This lesson is perfect for introducing:

  • Critical Thinking and Hidden Bias,

  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Stereotypes,

  • Anti-Racism and Active Citizenship,

  • Black History Month (or any month, week, or day recognizing a group of people or amplifying the voices we don't often see or hear.)

  • Social-Emotional Learning (self-awareness and social awareness)

The FREE version contains the slideshow lesson (220 minutes of content.)

  • The FREE version is easy-prep: 1) Open slideshow. 2) Teach.

  • Or, you can do some prep! Look at the 38-page lesson plan for script and discussion ideas.

  • The FREE version has an estimated 3.5 hours of content, but you can go faster or slower depending on class discussions.

The PAID version contains everything in the FREE version plus handouts and answer key. 

  • The PAID version requires prep.

  • There are 40 files. 43 pages of handouts, and 35 pages of answers. 

  • The 66-page lesson plan provides more scaffolding to help students analyze / evaluate.

  • The PAID version has 13 lessons and an estimated 13.5 hours of content (810 minutes). Lessons vary from 35 minutes to 105 minutes in length and are based on topic (as opposed to trying to have a standard classroom period in mind.) 

The PREVIEW PDF (besides the cover images) shows you a watermarked version of exactly what you get.

  • Look at the entire lesson plan to see if it fits your needs.

  • Look at the File Table of Contents PDF to see how the files are organized.

  • Look at watermarked copies of the handouts. (You get Microsoft Word and Google Docs versions when you buy this product.)

  • Look at the redacted answer key.


IMPORTANT: Sometimes, the title for this product will say Black History Month, Women's History Month, or some other month; however, there is no specific mention of Black History Month or any other month in this product.

This is on purpose. Read Important Note #1 below...


This resource does NOT specifically mention Black History Month or the contributions (past or present) of this group or any group. There are no specific examples relating to Women's History Month, Irish-American Heritage Month, Deaf History Month, Asian Heritage Month, Older Americans Month, Jewish American Heritage Month, Gay Lesbian Pride Month, or any other group of people.

That's a good thing because it means you can use this lesson package any time.

The point of this lesson is to raise awareness that some groups of people are more visible than others. People can be portrayed in stereotypical ways. (The danger of a single story.)

This lesson can be a great way to start off your Black History Month unit (or any social justice issue) because it gives students a chance to explore their world (self-awareness) before going deeper with other resources.

IMPORTANT NOTE #2: About the Challenge (PART 6)

The Who is Invisible Challenge is about

  • 1. analyzing (media) texts,

  • 2. evaluating how groups of people are portrayed, and then

  • 3. creating a way to amplify voices from groups of people that we don’t always hear from.

By thinking about who they are, hopefully, students will own this task and look for groups of people that are meaningful to them.

That might be race, gender, age, social-economic class, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, culture, appearance, nationality, etc.

None of these words have been used in the slideshow and that is by design.

The handout package in Part 6 leads students through the analysis and evaluation portions of the Who is Invisible Challenge. (If you are short on time, do the SHORT ANALYSIS.) 

NOTE: The handouts DO NOT walk students through the process of researching and creating an alternate script.

As a real-world challenge, teachers and students are invited to figure out a way to either 1) re-write the script for one of the SEOT videos, or 2) come up with your own way to amplify the stories of a group of people.

The handouts in lesson 12 only guide students through reflection questions after they have written a script or chosen another way to amplify stories.

If you have questions, please email Mike@educircles.org

Total Pages
88 slides, 66 pages of lesson plan, 43 pages of handouts, 35 pages of answers
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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