• Mariah Rankine-Landers

The Self As Social Gesture


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 invited to claim their birthright to their imaginations, becoming a social gesture for an evolving world system.

LENGTH: One 120min Session

GRADE LEVEL: 9-11

SUBJECT: Social Studies | History | Humanities | Civics




CREATIVE INQUIRIES

  • How is a movement created?

  • What is a social gesture?

  • How can I identify, embody, and lead through the act of “social gesture?”

EQUIPMENT

  • Projector

  • Audio player/ computer speakers to play digital recording of Hamilton Soundtrack

OUTLINE

Session 1: Self As Social Gesture

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