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School Success

Unit 1 Who are You? Prejudice, Tolerance, and Where You Stand
Activity

Puzzle Piece

Puzzle Piece
Presentations
15 minute clip of
Freedom
Writers
Reaction
Journal (Bubble
Box)

Definitions of
Prejudice
What Would
You Do?:
Racism in
America

Duration

3 Class
Periods

1 Class
Period

1 Class
Period

Description

Students are to create a puzzle


piece that displays descriptive
words and photos about
themselves.

In the PL Center, we will generate


a list of appropriate characteristics
of an audience member. Next,
students will present their Puzzle
Piece assignment to their peers.
After the presentations, students
will watch the first 15 minutes of
Freedom Writers. After watching,
students will journal and discuss
their reaction to the first few
minutes of the movie.
Students are to define different
types of prejudice in their own
words. Then, students will make a
connection to their lives for each
word. Finally, students will watch a
clip from the show What Would
You Do? And discuss what they
see.

Standards Addressed
Demonstrate initiative and self-direction through
high achievement and lifelong learning while
exploring the ways individual talents and skills can
be used for productive outcomes in personal and
professional life.
Perform work without oversight
Use time efficiently to manage workload
Demonstrate productivity and accountability by
meeting high expectations. (21.9-12.ES.5)
Deliver quality job performance on time
Essential Concept and/or Skill: Communicate and
work productively with others, incorporating
different perspectives and cross cultural
understanding, to increase innovation and the
quality of work. (21.9-12.ES.1)
Use all the appropriate principles of communication
effectively

Essential Concept and/or Skill: Adapt to various


roles and responsibilities and work flexibly in
climates of ambiguity and changing priorities. (21.912.ES.2)
Demonstrate appropriate risk-taking

Learning Targets
I can

Create a quality
puzzle piece
independently
Complete my
puzzle piece on
time

I can

Present my puzzle
piece in front of an
audience
Demonstrate
characteristics of an
appropriate
audience member

I can

Identify and explain different


types of prejudice
Openly discuss thoughts and
experiences in class

School Success
Unit 1 Who are You? Prejudice, Tolerance, and Where You Stand

1 Class
Period

Crayon Game

They Say, I Say


Journal

Fill the Vase


Activity

1 Class
Period

1 Class
Period

Students are asked to draw a


variety of different objects using
one single color on their own
paper. Then students are given a
variety of colors and are asked to
draw the same objects
collaboratively on a poster.
Students will present their posters
to the rest of the class, followed by
discussion. Students will be asked
to journal about the quote, When
diverse worlds come together,
beauty is inevitable.

Students will read the poem, They


Say, I Say. After reading and
discussing the poem, students will
write and present a personal
version of this poem

Students will be randomly paired


together. After moving into partner
groups, students will be given the
face/vase optical illusion picture.
Students will fill the vase with
anything and everything they have
in common. Then, groups will
present their findings to the rest of
the class.

Essential Concept and/or Skill: Communicate and


work productively with others, incorporating
different perspectives and cross cultural
understanding, to increase innovation and the
quality of work. (21.9-12.ES.1)
Work appropriately and productively with others
Use different perspectives to increase innovation
and the quality of work
Essential Concept and/or Skill: Adapt to various
roles and responsibilities and work flexibly in
climates of ambiguity and changing priorities. (21.912.ES.2)
Adapt to varied roles, responsibilities, and
expectations

I can

Essential Concept and/or Skill: Communicate and


work productively with others, incorporating
different perspectives and cross cultural
understanding, to increase innovation and the
quality of work. (21.9-12.ES.1)
Use all the appropriate principles of communication
effectively

I can

Essential Concept and/or Skill: Communicate and


work productively with others, incorporating
different perspectives and cross cultural
understanding, to increase innovation and the
quality of work. (21.9-12.ES.1)
Work appropriately and productively with others
Essential Concept and/or Skill: Demonstrate
leadership skills, integrity, ethical behavior, and
social responsibility while collaborating to achieve
common goals. (21.9-12.ES.3)
Use interpersonal skills to influence and guide
others toward a goal
Leverage the strengths of others to accomplish a
common goal

I can

Work appropriately
and productively
with my group to
complete our poster
Use my talents, and
my group member's
talents, to
complete my
group's project.

Utilize my knowledge of
poems to re-write a poem to fit
my life.
Explain my feelings about a
poem to the class.

Relate my life to
another students'
life without
prejudice.
Compile several
common aspects of
my partner's life
with my own and
ethically present
them to the class.

School Success
Unit 1 Who are You? Prejudice, Tolerance, and Where You Stand

Change Poem

A Time For
Justice video
and Photo
Activity

1 Class
Period

1 Class
Periods

Students will write their Change


poem after reviewing the poem
format. After writing the poems, the
students will present their poems
to the rest of class.
In the PL Center, we will review the
characteristics of an appropriate
audience member. Then, students
will watch A Time For Justice. After
watching the film, students will
complete the Before and After
Photo Activity

Essential Concept and/or Skill: Communicate and


work productively with others, incorporating
different perspectives and cross cultural
understanding, to increase innovation and the
quality of work. (21.9-12.ES.1)
Use all the appropriate principles of communication
effectively
Essential Concept and/or Skill: Communicate and
work productively with others, incorporating
different perspectives and cross cultural
understanding, to increase innovation and the
quality of work. (21.9-12.ES.1)
Use all the appropriate principles of communication
effectively
Essential Concept and/or Skill: Demonstrate
leadership skills, integrity, ethical behavior, and
social responsibility while collaborating to achieve
common goals. (21.9-12.ES.3)
Demonstrate mental, physical, and emotional
preparedness to accomplish the task

I can

Critique my actions and habits


to find areas I can improve
Propose my changes to the
class through use of a poem

I can

Exhibit proper
classroom behavior
during the film.
Analyze Civil Rights
Movement-Era
photos and
compare to our
lives

School Success
Unit 1 Who are You? Prejudice, Tolerance, and Where You Stand

Line Game

Mob vs. Victim

Watch Freedom
Writers

1 Class
Period

Class
Period

2 Class
Periods

Students are brought into the PL


Center and asked to stand next to
a line on the floor. The teacher
reads statements and asks them
to step on the line if they agree or
can identify with the statement.
After playing the game, students
will be asked to discuss and
journal about their experience.

Students listen to a passage from


The Freedom Writers Diary and
discuss how they can relate. Then
students journal about their
feelings
Students will watch the rest of
Freedom Writers. Students must
be caught up on all assignments to
watch the film. If not, they will work
on these assignments at this time.

Essential Concept and/or Skill: Communicate and


work productively with others, incorporating
different perspectives and cross cultural
understanding, to increase innovation and the
quality of work. (21.9-12.ES.1)
Use different perspectives to increase innovation
and the quality of work
Essential Concept and/or Skill: Adapt to various
roles and responsibilities and work flexibly in
climates of ambiguity and changing priorities. (21.912.ES.2)
Demonstrate appropriate risk-taking
Essential Concept and/or Skill: Demonstrate
leadership skills, integrity, ethical behavior, and
social responsibility while collaborating to achieve
common goals. (21.9-12.ES.3)
Demonstrate integrity and ethical behavior
Demonstrate mental, physical, and emotional
preparedness to accomplish the task
Essential Concept and/or Skill: Communicate and
work productively with others, incorporating
different perspectives and cross cultural
understanding, to increase innovation and the
quality of work. (21.9-12.ES.1)
Use all the appropriate principles of communication
effectively

I can

Essential Concept and/or Skill: Demonstrate


productivity and accountability by meeting high
expectations. (21.9-12.ES.5)
Demonstrate accountability for individual performance

I can

Act with integrity and


understanding for those
around me
Demonstrate proper
responses to proposed
questions.

I can

Contrast between right and


wrong activities.
Express my ideas/actions
about being in a difficult
situation

Demonstrate responsibility for


myself both in my classwork
and during a classroom movie.

School Success
Unit 1 Who are You? Prejudice, Tolerance, and Where You Stand

M&M Activity
What Would
You Do?:
Muslims

2081

1 Class
Period

1 Class
Period

Students are given a cup of


M&Ms. They will examine the
M&Ms and write similarities and
differences. After the activity is
complete, the teacher will read a
poem entitled Me and my M&Ms.
After listening to the poem,
students will be asked to journal
about connections they can make
to their life. Finally, if time, students
will watch a clip from What Would
You Do? about Muslim
discrimination.
Students are to watch the film
2081 and complete the
corresponding video guide. After
the film, the class will discuss what
they watched.

Essential Concept and/or Skill: Communicate and


work productively with others, incorporating
different perspectives and cross cultural
understanding, to increase innovation and the
quality of work. (21.9-12.ES.1)
Use all the appropriate principles of communication
effectively

I can

Essential Concept and/or Skill: Demonstrate


productivity and accountability by meeting high
expectations. (21.9-12.ES.5)
Demonstrate accountability for individual
performance

I can

Michael Jackson
Black or White
Song Analysis
Song Analysis
poster and
presentation

3 Class
Periods

Students are to watch Michael


Jacksons Black or White music
video while reading the lyrics to
the song. After listening and
watching, students will discuss the
meaning of the song. Next,
students will create and present a
poster about a meaningful song.

Essential Concept and/or Skill: Demonstrate


leadership skills, integrity, ethical behavior, and
social responsibility while collaborating to achieve
common goals. (21.9-12.ES.3)
Demonstrate mental, physical, and emotional
preparedness to accomplish the task
Essential Concept and/or Skill: Demonstrate
initiative and self-direction through high
achievement and lifelong learning while exploring
the ways individual talents and skills can be used
for productive outcomes in personal and
professional life. (21.9-12.ES.4)

Follow directions given to me


to complete a task.
Illustrate the relationship of the
poem Me and My M&Ms to
own life in a journal entry.
Express my ideas/actions if I
were put in difficult situations.

Examine a film and


pick out information
needed to complete
a corresponding
video guide.
Justify my
viewpoints of the
video to the class
respectfully/respons
ibly.

I can

Analyze the meaning of Black


or White by Michael Jackson
Transform my viewpoints into
a school appropriate poster
about a song of my choice.
Assess how a school
appropriate song of my
choosing relates to my life.

School Success
Unit 1 Who are You? Prejudice, Tolerance, and Where You Stand

No Arms, No
Legs, No
Worries
Everybody is
Unique

2 Class
Periods

Students are to watch the video


No Arms, No Legs, No Worries.
After watching the video, students
will participate in an activity in
which each student creates a body
part. They will put these parts
together to form one person. After
the activity, students will journal
about their experience, as well as
connections with the video.

Use time efficiently to manage workload

Essential Concept and/or Skill: Demonstrate


leadership skills, integrity, ethical behavior, and
social responsibility while collaborating to achieve
common goals. (21.9-12.ES.3)
Use interpersonal skills to influence and guide
others toward a goal
Leverage the strengths of others to accomplish a
common goal

I can

Assess new viewpoints from


others while keeping high
ethical/moral values.
Paraphrase my viewpoints in
my journal.
Work with classmates to
successfully create a