For National Professional Social Work Month, we took an informal survey of some of our advisors and contributors on what they consider to be the top five social justice issues facing social workers today. There were many different responses, but the issues that follow were the ones that showed up most frequently on the lists.
Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades Have them complete a Foursquare handout for note taking during watching the Chaplin movie.
This handout helps students watching the movie while simultaneously, making connections, ideas and themes of Marxist alienation of the worker to the product, industrialization and the rise of the American dream.
Relate the idea of alienation to social inequalities.
Have students write a brief description on a Post-it of what it entails to live the American Dream and relate it to their own American Dream multicultural component. Students will be assessed informally when they are called to share during their quick write and closure.
ELA, Lesson Plan 2, 10th grade, 60 minutes. Analyze how complex characters develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details. Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners.
Students share quotes with their partners and write a 5 minute reflection on reading the first two chapters. ELA, Lesson Plan 3, 10th grade, 60 minutes. Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific work, addressing similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
After having read the book and written an essay, students are well informed about the story and characters. For one of the last activities, have students take part in a Socratic seminar and debate the justifications for the character of George killing the disabled character of Lenny in the novel.
Students are approaching the Socratic seminar after having written an essay on social inequality among people of various intelligences. Informal assessment on student participation and oral evidence given to back up their claims. An informal discussion is conducted last 10 minutes of class to gather the main ideas discussed and reflect upon them.
Modifications for Special needs students -They are given opportunities to take less notes -providing extended time for students to complete their homework and in-class assignments.“We’d talk about social injustices, that we have the ability to go after the American dream but some people have it harder,” he said.
“A lot of laborers are paid little with no benefits. Social Injustices and the American Dream in Ralph Ellison’s “Battle Royal” Ralph Ellison’s “The Battle Royal” represents the socioeconomic tensions in the early twentieth century.
Social Injustices and the American Dream in Ralph Ellison’s “Battle Royal” Ralph Ellison’s “The Battle Royal” represents the socioeconomic tensions in the early twentieth century.
Was the Beginning of the End of Social Injustice in America? Let the National Congress of American Indians decide.
(A girl can dream.) (and to forward the social justice agenda in. Ralph Ellison’s “The Battle Royal” represents the socioeconomic tensions in the early twentieth century. Written in , Ellison brings light to the fact black citizens were still being seen as inferior to their white counterparts decades after slavery was abolished.
The American dream seems a little more difficult to attain when the American dreaming is a member of a minority group living in poverty. This is not to say that the dream of success and money (Yes, I said success and money -- they are not the same thing) is unattainable for certain people.