A Thanksgiving Reflection: Belonging: Who is Missing from Our Table?
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Students explore the concept of inclusion. For this diversity skills lesson, students read accounts from teens regarding exclusion and discuss their own experiences. Students discuss ways that the United States excludes and includes strangers.
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A Thanksgiving Reflection: Who is Missing From Our Table?
Students examine the celebration of Thanksgiving and examine how some groups in the U.S. have been welcomed or excluded. They read stories by other teens about being included and excluded, and complete a group chart that identifies...
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6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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4 mins 8th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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