© 2017

Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC

April 1, 2018

These lessons are built on a dissection of pre-assigned readings, Hamilton-inspired free writes, and open discussions intended to make connections between historical phenomena and personal narratives. Over the course of the five lessons there is an emphasis on generati...

April 1, 2018

This lesson explores the creation and re-creation of Master Narratives. Students will conduct artistic research on core “American Stories” and make connections to current narratives, news, and social outcomes.  

LENGTH 50min Session

GRADE LEVEL 9-12 

SUBJECT Civics ELA  |...

Learners investigate shadow narratives as dominant and shadow narratives as collectively oppressed stories.  Learners workshop through thinking on changing the paradigm to understand ourselves, our shared history, and how we can move forward in revisioning a future tha...

April 1, 2018

“The Letters" is an invitation to witness and speak aloud the story of “The Hyphen.” It’s a moment--in lesson form--to affirm every voice that has been made to feel less than, “othered,” silenced, in between” already know and believe to be true/untrue about American Hi...

April 1, 2018

Listening skills unearth students’ perceptions of self and belonging to tell a new story about themselves in a voice that lives naturally on their tongue. Heavy Is the Hyphen: The Listener develops learners’ capacity to listen deeply as a preparation for future introdu...

Whoever’s holding the frame gets to tell the story, shape the vision, because Europeans have told the story that’s the story we (get). - Hank Willis Thomas.  

This lesson supports students to analyze and understand power through identification of erroneous systems and o...

In this lesson students will explore the notion of self as a social gesture for society. They will analyze societal issues through the lens of social gesture to critique positionality and systems that favor oppression over liberation and belonging. Students will be inv...

July 15, 2017

The following lessons focus on memory and self reflection and builds to learning and understanding a framework for collective and participatory action for democracy.  Lessons require close reading and discussion of multiple texts - excerpts from published pieces, song...

Please reload