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.

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Identify what it means to be a good citizen
  2. Develop positive social identities based on membership in multiple groups in society
  3. Define what shapes our identities
  4. 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
  5. Respond to diversity by practicing building empathy, respect, understanding, and connection
  6. Recognize stereotypes and relate to people as individuals rather than representatives of groups
  7. 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