CURRICULUM MODULES II: Knowledge is Power


Projects

Students' VOICE

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THE NAMES GIVEN IN PARENTHESIS CORRESPOND TO LESSON PLANS CREATED BY PROJECT VOICE INSTRUCTORS.

1- Government

  • Democracy/ Republic
  • Division of powers
  • Executive Branch
  • Legislative Branch
  • Judicial Branch

2- Local Government History:

  • Board of supervisors
  • Mayor
  • Neighborhoods/ districts

3- Law:

  • Constitution
  • Amendments
  • Making of a law
  • Legal counsel
  • Law & everyday life

4- United States History:

  • The Native American history (The Iroquois Confederacy)
  • Black history
  • Civic Rights Movement
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Jim Crow Laws
  • Japanese Internment
  • Women's Suffrage Movement
  • Geography of Western Expansion (History Through Maps)

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5- Immigration

  • Immigration history
  • Current immigration law
  • Acculturation
  • Immigration Rights

6- Tolerance and Diversity

  • Phobias
  • Stereotypes
  • Racism
  • Ageism
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Facing your prejudices
  • People with disabilities
  • Family cultures
  • Anti-Semitism

7- Social Issues

  • Housing
  • Commercialism
  • Violence
  • Gangs (Mission)
  • Homelessness
  • Hunger
  • Child abuse

8-Labor Issues and Workers' Rights

  • Working in the U.S. and native country
  • Health and Safety in the workplace
  • Union and nonunion workplaces
  • Immigration and impact on workforce
  • Workers' rights
  • Wages, benefits and unemployment
  • Discrimination in the work place
  • Workers' compensations (Workers' Compensation)

9- Media

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10- Health

  • Advocacy
  • The world of HMO's
  • Insurance coverage
  • How to talk to your doctor
  • Healthy life styles
  • Stress: the silent killer
  • Patients' rights
  • AIDS
  • Dental care
  • Prenatal care
  • Smoking

11- Environment

  • Environmental racism
  • Recycling
  • Occupational diseases

12- Emergency Systems and Human Services

  • Our favorite resources
  • How to locate services

13- Money Matters

14- Educational Systems

15- Career

  • Interview
  • Resume
  • One stop services
  • Link jobs and the Internet
  • Self-evaluation
  • Skills and abilities
  • Job applications

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