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    Ok, I think I need to make a separate unit on prejudice and nationalism. We are doing chronological world history at the moment, and so far I am winging it, as it comes up, but I think I need an entire unit, and as long as I am doing this, I think I am going to make a US one as well.

    The problem is, I have a smart but not-at-all socially aware 6th grader for whom social studies is not a special interest and I don't know how to construct this in a developmentally appropriate way.

    Does anyone know if there is anything out there already that is geared to a visually oriented, not especially emotionally mature middle schooler that does not over simplify to the point of uselessness?

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    Have you looked at what PBSlearningmedia has? I get monthly emails from them and it seems like they had something like this recently. I unfortunately don't have the time right now to look for it right now, but peruse their website--I believe they have lesson plans for many of their videos.

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    I agree, PBS LearningMedia has some great resources. Also BrainPop handles some of the more difficult issues with a short, appropriate video and some lessons.
    Choosing Our Own Adventure with DS 9
    Global Village School - Supporting our desire to teach social justice and global awareness
    http://chooseourownadventures.blogspot.com

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