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lesson plan

Identifying Dominant + Creating Counter Narratives

This lesson plan is part of the Resource Guide, Connecting through Time: Intergenerational & Family Storytelling.
Activity Overview

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.

Facilitation Notes

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).

Image © “Mi Madrina” by Jennifer Florencio, thumbnail image © “Growing You to be a Great Woman” by Nyasia Bailey
Produced and facilitated by Photoville
Presented in partnership with PhotoWings
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Author

Wendy Barrales

Materials Needed

internet access, paper, pen, post-its

Time Needed

3 – 5 sessions

Age Range

middle – high School

Key Images/Photographs

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Photoville

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