Citizenship and Social Justice:
How to be a Part of Your Community
In this course, you will explore identity, diversity, justice, and action while answering the question “what does it mean to be a good citizen?”. Together, we will practice recognizing stereotypes and work on building empathy, respect, understanding, and connection as a way to respond to diversity.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Identify what it means to be a good citizen
- Develop positive social identities based on membership in multiple groups in society
- Define what shapes our identities
- Develop language and knowledge to accurately and respectfully describe how people (including themselves) are both similar to and different from each other and others in their identity groups
- Respond to diversity by practicing building empathy, respect, understanding, and connection
- Recognize stereotypes and relate to people as individuals rather than representatives of groups
- Express empathy when people are excluded or mistreated because of their identities and concern when they themselves experience bias
- Unit 1: What Does It Mean to Be a Good Citizen?
- Unit 2: Identity
- Unit 3: Diversity
- Unit 4: Justice
- Unit 5: Action