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Grade Level Collaborative Projects

11th - Post Traumatic Slave Disorder

#MyVoiceMyBodyMyLegacy (My Voice. My Body. My Legacy)


Project Essential Question (Rooted in real-world application)

How does the legacy of slavery in the United States affect the health and perceptions of people in Oakland today?


Project description: Summary of the challenge, investigation, scenario, problem or issue

In Oakland people of color deal with issues around health and perception such as racism, micro-aggressions, police brutality, etc.  The issues they are dealing with have a direct correlation with our country’s history of slavery and racialized oppression. It is imperative for students’ physical and mental health to be aware of the effect this history has on them as well as educate others. This builds a consciousness around self-perception and public perception in society.

 

#AriseGoesLive 

10th - Post Traumatic Slave Disorder

 Machismo Mata, Mata Machismo

 

Project Essential Question (Rooted in real-world application)

How do patriarchy and gender roles impact the health of all people? How do we act personally and systemically to make our communities healthier for people of all genders?


Project description: Summary of the challenge, investigation, scenario, problem or issue

Our patriarchal society, based on the exploitation of women’s bodies and labor, is unhealthy not only for women but for people of all genders. Whether it is domestic violence, effects of trauma, mental health, access to health services, reproductive health, or body image, education and change is needed in our communities to ensure that people of all genders are able to live in good physical and mental health. In this semester-long project, 10th graders will work across all content areas towards a culminating event in which they teach a community audience about a topic they have researched connected to gender and health in the Arise or greater Oakland community. To get started, they will compare and contrast matriarchal, and patriarchal societies in history, and further explore the concepts of feminism, toxic masculinity, and intersectionality. Students will then come up with their own research questions and create presentations and teaching materials that will draw on quantitative data from student-created surveys or demographic information, as well as qualitative data from oral history interviews. Their work mirrors the way public health workers study the health of populations and provide education in order to improve community health outcomes.

 
ARISE students teaching EPIC and Melrose Leadership Academy students on topics of gender roles and toxic masculinity. 
         

 

9th - Post Traumatic Slave Disorder

Project Essential Question (Rooted in real-world application)

 


Project description: Summary of the challenge, investigation, scenario, problem or issue

 
 
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