Tackling Race Issues on the Field
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Students explore what it means to be 'in the minority.' students experience what it feels to be treated differently by peers in which they are 'labeled' with statements that determine how others in their groups relate to them.
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Creating Awareness through Action Oriented Writing and Research
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8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
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6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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