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ILA Bridges

Grade Span: 9–12

The Steps to Race in America

A Grade 9 Unit for Understanding the Development of the Construct of Race

Tami Dean, Maggy Proctor, & Kirsten Schertz-Hany

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The Steps to Race in America

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This unit includes collaboration between science and social science. The authors demonstrate how collaboration allows students to interrogate difficult content to support high-level analysis and synthesis. Students are provided with a scaffolded instructional environment where they learn to analyze, synthesize, and construct a thesis based on evidence. Students use resources to develop competence with critically analyzing and discussing varying viewpoints. Finally, students will make a supported assertion regarding a social construct and how race is evinced within those ideals.

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