Quarter 1: Rites of Passage
What are some milestones on the path to growing up?
How do individuals transform between childhood and their teenage years?
How does one’s culture influence this transformation?
Milestones and rites of passage impact the transformation from childhood to adulthood.
Transformation is not simply physical, but also a mental transformation influencing the way in which you view the world.
Cultural factors impact the way you experience and perceive your world
Trade Book: The Giver
Quarter 2: Holocaust
How do we remember the past?
What are the costs of injustice, hatred and bigotry?
How can individuals and societies remember and commemorate difficult histories?
What choices do people make in the face of injustice?
Injustice, hatred, and bigotry have had a damaging impact on individuals and societies.
It is important to acknowledge how difficult events have shaped history and the world we live in today.
In the face of injustice, individuals have the opportunity to act heroically or maintain the status quo.
Trade Book: Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Quarter 3: What Matters
When is it right to make a stand?
What would you be willing to do to achieve it?
What sacrifices should people be expected to make to achieve what matters most?
A person may be willing to work very hard and even sacrifice for something that is really important to him or her.
Trade Book: Inside Out and Back Again
Quarter 4: Human Intelligence
In what different ways can people be intelligent?
How can a person’s age, culture, and/or personal beliefs affect how they views and measures intelligence?
There are an infinite number of ways in which human’s express intelligence.
Views on intelligence can change based on context.