All for One

Unit of 5 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
9
10
11
12
Subjects: 
Arts Education
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Fairness
Focus Question 

Focus Question: How do the actions of one individual or group impact the well-being of others within the community? 

Photo credit: CL Society 441: Chilean Student Protest by Francisco Osorlo is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 

Learners identify discriminatory behaviors and analyze the harmful effects of excluding groups of people. They research strategies for creating a more inclusive school and community to respect human dignity. They develop an action plan and present recommendations to adminstration and student government. This may be a good unit for raising awareness of respectful vocabulary and promoting rights of LGBTQ students.

Service Experience 
Learners will be making a report to the local school administration and student government representatives on an action plan to reduce behavior that contributes to exclusionary behavior within the school district. Learners will compose a visual performance, a song-lyrical or instrumental, a selection of poetry, or a selection of visual art and present it to lower grade learners to express the importance of accepting those who are different in some way. Learners will create a video social media campaign to generate awarenes of discrimination and prejudice.  Students will determine the foci of the video clips, based on community needs, and determine how to disseminate/advertise the campaign (e.g. student-created skits on Instagram that highlight the absurdity and insensitive nature of racial microagressions).  
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
All for One
Lesson 4 of 5
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

In this lesson, learners will research and evaluate both personal and community strategies for creating a more respectful, inclusive school community, and present recommendations to the school board and administration. Learners will also examine the role of language in fostering inclusion and respect.