Grades 9-12

Nowhere to be Home: Narratives from Survivors of Burma’s Military Regime Curriculum
In this corresponding curriculum, students will examine the rights of political prisoners in Burma, making personal connections and connections to political prisoners around the world.


Hope Deferred: Narratives of Zimbabwean Lives Curriculum
These accompanying lesson plans for Hope Deferred create a point of entry for examining the past and present history of Zimbabwe, a Southern African country struggling with the legacy of colonialism, oppressive political leadership, and a collapsed economy.


Throwing Stones at the Moon: Narratives From Colombians Displaced by Violence Curriculum
These accompanying lesson plans explore the cultural, political, and emotional realities of being forced from one’s home or country of origin.


High Rise Stories: Voices From Chicago Public Housing Curriculum
This corresponding curriculum guides students in exploring themes of community, displacement, and poverty in the wake of gentrification, all through a lens of listening to voices that have long been ignored.


Invisible Hands: Voices From the Global Economy Curriculum
These lesson plans provide students a point of entry for understanding economic systems from a human perspective, creating an opening for critical exploration of the ethical, moral, and legal issues connected to these systems.


Chasing the Harvest: Migrant Workers in California Agriculture Curriculum
The lessons in this unit explore oral history narratives from the men, women, and children working in California’s fields who grow and harvest the food many Americans eat every day.


Mi María: Surviving the Storm | Voices from Puerto Rico Curriculum
The lessons reflect an Ethnic Studies framework and invite teachers and students to form a nuanced, empathy-based understanding of the issues facing Puerto Ricans today, and the social, cultural, and historical forces that inform their experiences.


Solito, Solita: Crossing Borders with Youth Refugees From Central America Curriculum
While confronting the impacts of immigration policies and harsh realities of the day-to-day experiences of youth refugees, these lessons also highlight the role of hope, community, and resilience. The lessons are culturally relevant for students who have experienced migration, as well as students encountering these issues for the first time.