Project 6 - Give a DAT

Social Justice is a process, not an outcome, which (1) seeks fair (re)distribution of resources, opportunities, and responsibilities; (2) challenges the roots of oppression and injustice; (3) empowers all people to exercise self-determination and realize their full potential; (4) and builds social solidarity and community capacity for collaborative action.

Create a project that addresses one of the following standards, while maintaining a social justice theme.

  • LA AKS RI7: analyze various accounts of a subject told in different mediums (e.g., a person’s life story in both print and multimedia), determining which details are emphasized in each account

  • LA AKS W2: write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content

  • LA AKS W3: write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences


· Initiate something or create something new that goes beyond the Lanier High School community

· Utilize in depth research of at least six sources

· Create a UPR that explains research and processes - here's a link to a model UPR - due April 26.

Due Monday, May 13

Tuesday, April 16:

There are a lot of things wrong in the world. What—outside of yourself--worries or keeps you up at night. What is one topic that interests you? What is something you would like to research in order to change?

You will be assigned groups on April 17.

General Outline Due Friday, April 19 - this should be printed for teachers, to be used in reviewing your progress:

1. What is your goal? Why do you think this would be effective?

2. How do you plan to achieve that?

3. General Timeline and Responsibilities - who would do what tasks, and what are your general deadlines/benchmarks?  

Reminder - UPR is due April 26, final project is due May 13, you will have interim evaluations based on YOUR General Outline.  There are many tests in May, but also a great deal of open time, so plan well!!