Extension Activities

Social Awareness | Grades 9-12

Learning Goal 2: Demonstrates awareness and respect of groups and their cultures, languages, identities, traditions, values, and histories.

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Go back: Intervention Ed.

Benchmark 1: Demonstrate respect for individuals from different social and cultural groups.

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Have students identify opportunities for civic engagement and service learning at the local level in the community. Help students organize a service learning project.

Benchmark 2: Demonstrate understanding of apparent and not apparent community/cultural practices, customs and ways of making meaning that impact communities differently.

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Reflection activity about what students learned about the activity.

Benchmark 3: Demonstrate an understanding of how stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination affect the design of institutions and social structures.

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Students select a topic of interest or concern in their local community. Have them compare this topic of concern to concerns on the national level, considering community reaction and involvement.

Benchmark 4: Evaluate strategies for recognizing and opposing stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination among individuals, institutions and social structures.

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Implement a social studies curriculum such as “Facing History and Ourselves” to promote cultural awareness and respect for others.