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Lesson 1: Building Community

Students will start building community in the classroom by practicing communication and collaboration as they get to know each other. We have provided a number of activities here but feel free to use others that you like as well as accomplish the same objectives. Plan to continue to integrate community building into your instruction throughout the year.

Skills
Collaborating
Listening
Practicing Empathy
Topics
Equity
Identity
Learning Tools
Game
Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.1.B

Work with peers to promote civil, democratic discussions and decision-making, set clear goals and deadlines, and establish individual roles as needed.

College, Career, and Civic Life Framework (C3)

D3.1.9-12.

Apply civic virtues and democratic principles when working with others.

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