Course Description: Diverse Perspectives is a study of oppression and social justice which completes the Diverse Perspectives Graduation Standards. (Emphasis added) The course will critically analyze the following forms of oppression: racism, sexism, classism, religious oppression, lookism, ableism, and ageism. Reading is both upper-level academic and fiction-based. Students will peer journal on a weekly basis. Other forms of writing will include: reaction papers, reader response, letter of action, citizenship project papers, and a final documented research paper. Additionally, communication skill requirements include individual and group presentations and the study and practice of dialogue and discussion.
Big Lake High School's English Curriculum Requirements:
Students should be able to:
Minnesota Department of Children, Families & Learning's Diverse Perspectives Standard Requirements:
A student shall evaluate events and actions from diverse United States and world perspectives by identifying:
Andrzejewski, Julie. Oppression and Social Justice: Critical Frameworks. Needham Heights, MA: Simon and Schuster. 1996.
Minnesota Humanities Commission, Editorial Board. Braided Lives. St. Paul, MN. 1991
Seo, Danny. Generation React: Activism for Beginners. New York: Ballentine Books. 1997