Overview:  This is an introductory unit that provides students with a framework to view the world, laying the foundation to develop race, class, gender, and intersectional lenses. It provides in-depth instruction on the vocabulary needed to communicate how systems of oppression operate. Namely, it builds a foundational understanding of the terms dehumanization, minimization, marginalization, exploitation, and microaggression to give students a vocabulary in relation to oppression they will need to understand and discuss systems of oppression in the next four units.

Overview: This is an introductory unit that provides students with a framework to view the world, laying the foundation to develop race, class, gender, and intersectional lenses. It provides in-depth instruction on the vocabulary needed to communicate how systems of oppression operate. Namely, it builds a foundational understanding of the terms dehumanization, minimization, marginalization, exploitation, and microaggression to give students a vocabulary in relation to oppression they will need to understand and discuss systems of oppression in the next four units.

 

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Lenses Unit Outline

  1. Presentation Lesson: Introduction & Guided Notes
  2. Close Reading Lesson: What is a Lens?
  3. Activity Lesson: Draw Your Lens
  4. Close Reading Lesson: What is Dehumanization? *** FREE SAMPLE LESSON
  5. Close Reading Lesson: What is Minimization?
  6. Close Reading Lesson: What is Marginalization?
  7. Close Reading Lesson: What is Exploitation?
  8. Close Reading Lesson: What is Microaggression?
  9. Close Reading Lesson: What is Oppression?
  10. Close Reading Lesson: A Case Study Using Race
  11. Close Reading Lesson: A Case Study Using Class
  12. Close Reading Lesson : A Case Study Using Gender
  13. Activity Lesson: Re-Draw Your Lens & Sharpen Your Worldview
  14. Assessment Lesson: Lenses Unit Final Assessment
  15. Discussion Lesson: Lenses Unit Closing Circle Questions

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