SOCIAL JUSTICE & EQUITY: Grades 10-12

SOCIAL JUSTICE & EQUITY: Grades 10-12

(spring semester, .5 ELA credit)

 
In this semester-long course students will examine the significance of individual, cultural, and systemic social justice and equity issues at local, national, and international levels.
Current issues that will be examined and discussed are related to: Institutional racism, past and current laws and their impacts on communities, gender equality,
privilege, and the economically disadvantaged. Students will delve into issues and topics related to anti-bias and anti-racism work to help them
become more inclusive and equity literate in their thoughts, actions, and words.
 
Students are challenged to critically examine their own beliefs and values, about social inequalities and will be introduced to a wide variety of different perspectives through
human development theory, multimedia, informational texts (e.g., The New Jim Crow by Alexander, 13th documentary, other book excerpts, and articles), and research
so that students can explore many voices in matters related to the human condition. The aim is to help students develop their own awareness and perspectives.
 
This course emphasizes listening to podcasts, documentaries, short readings, group discussion, research writing, and presentation.
 
Prerequisite: Successful completion of one year of high school English or equivalent or with strong teacher recommendation

 

 

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

Cit 2.3 Respect diversity and differing points of view
Com 4.4 Participate effectively in discussion
CTPS 3.1 Identify and define problems
Lit 7.4 Produce clear, well-organized writing in which the development,
structure, and style are appropriate to the task, purpose, and audience.