Mr. Strickland and his 7th Grade Citizenship class
Wilkerson Middle School; Birmingham City Schools
Isms can be both benign and quite harmful. Capitalism and Catholicism arguably never hurt anyone. Racism and sexism though can be damaging to a community and certainly to a school. Working with the standards established through the YWCAs Heritage Panel workshop, Mr. Strickland and his students have created an easy to understand primer on the harmful -isms we should all be on the lookout for in and around all of us.
Content Areas: Social Studies, Professional Development
Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:
[T1] S&F (0) 9: Describe ways people celebrate their diverse cultural heritages.
[T1] S&F (0) 10: Discuss rights and responsibilities of individuals in relation to different social groups, including family, peer group, and classmates.
[T1] CIT (7) 9: Identify individual and civic responsibilities of citizens of the United States.
[T1] CIT (7) 11: Describe examples of conflict, cooperation, and interdependence of groups, societies, and nations, using past and current events.
[T1] CIT (7) 12: Explain how the United States can be improved by individual and collective participation and by public service.
NSS-C.5-8.5 ROLES OF THE CITIZEN
What are the Roles of the Citizen in American Democracy?
What is citizenship?
What are the rights of citizens?
What are the responsibilities of citizens?
What dispositions or traits of character are important to the preservation and improvement of American constitutional democracy?
How can citizens take part in civic life?