Race and Identity: High School

Controversy in the US: Race and Identity

Students will be able to discuss issues that are currently going on in the real world and deepen their understanding of the controversy surrounding them through a Socratic Seminar. To view and edit the full lesson open the PDF or .docx below. 

Curriculum Connections

  • History: World History, US History, Government, Civics
  • Psychology 

Newsela Article

Learning Objective and Essential Questions

Students will be able to discuss issues that are currently going on in the real world and deepen their understanding of the controversy surrounding them.

They will also be able to answer the following Essential Questions using Newsela Write:

  1. Why does race continue to be such an important issue in the United States?
  2. What makes up a person’s identity?
  3. How is the issue of identity one that everyone can relate to?

Learning Standard

Common Core Standards for Social Studies:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.2
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.4
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social science.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.9
Compare and contrast treatments of the same topic in several primary and secondary sources.

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