Students explore how dominant narratives about their community are created and reinforced through web searches, algorithms, history textbooks, & media. After identifying what the dominant narratives are regarding their community, students then interrupt and speak back to the dominant narrative by creating their own counter narratives.
This lesson is best taught once students have discussed an awareness of identity, how we carry these intersecting identities, and how our identities affect the way we navigate the world (race, ethnicity, class, gender, religion, sexuality, ability, & more).
internet access, paper, pen, post-its
3 – 5 sessions
middle – high School