Welcome to this project-based learning lesson on inclusion vs. division. In this PBL assignment, students will produce a documentary to promote inclusion and acceptance in their school using classic texts like The Outsiders and To Kill a Mockingbird as evidence.

How can you promote inclusion in your community?

  • Project Name: Promoting Inclusion Not Division
  • Teacher: Michelle Hughes
  • Subject/Grade Level: 7th Grade English
  • Project Idea: Produce a campaign documentary for promoting inclusion in our community using creative and personal testimonials from characters in S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders and Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Duration: 4 weeks
  • Content Standards to be Addressed: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.6, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.9, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.5, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.6, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.8, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.9, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.10, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.5
  • 21st Century Skills and Technology Standards Addressed: Learning and Innovation Skills, Information, Media, and Technology Skills, Life and Career Skills, Empowered Learner, Knowledge Constructor, Innovative Designer, Creative Communicator