Grade Level: 11-12
Grade Level Restrictions: 11th and 12th grade only
American Identity will focus on the social construction of race, class, gender and identity. In this class, we will examine systems of power, privilege and inequality, and explore the concept of diversity. Students will be encouraged to understand their own identities, and how they have been shaped by the concepts of race, class and gender in our society. Students will learn how to deconstruct the systems of power, inequality and injustice in our society, questioning why racism, classism and sexism exist and persist. We will study current issues to get an even deeper look into America today, while also giving students tools to explore and question ideas of social justice and social change.