“Starter” Unit Plan: Why are so many people still so racist, xenophobic and sexist? What do we need to know? What can we do about it?

Dear readers,

I have started a unit plan to respond to the unacceptable things people have been saying and doing in the U.S. because of racism, sexism and xenophobia. I have drawn from the Enduring Understandings, Standards and Performance Indicators of Education for Sustainability. I have completed “Stage I” and invite educators everywhere to build out Stages II and III as appropriate for your students, grade levels and disciplines.  Please share your unit plans with us and with our larger community. This is a participatory design process and I look forward to seeing what you will build from this foundation. 

Jaimie Cloud