The Ethnic Studies unit will give you an introduction to the experiences of ethnic communities. It is one way to examine race, ethnicity, nationality, and culture in the United States. This unit will last approximately eight (8) weeks and will give you a critical lens to see the world and your place in it by understanding the systems and power at the root of American society. Our goal is to motivate you to actively engage in our democracy.*
In addition to the assignments connected to each strand in this unit, you must:
- Read at least three books or a combination of books and scholarly articles (in consultation with me) from the library on the subject and critically respond to those readings in your notebook.
- Answer two essential questions. One must come from the power section, and one essential question can come from a section of your choice.
- Work with your classmates to design and paint a mural that reflects what you have learned in your studies.
*Portions of this unit are adapted from the San Francisco Unified Public School District's course on ethnic studies.