Living the Legacy


How Does My Identity Inform My Actions?

Unit 1 , Lesson 2

Jewish Women's Archive - Living the Legacy

How Does My Identity Inform My Actions?

Enduring understandings: 
  • Identities are complex and help shape the choices we make.
  • Jewish experiences and values – in both conscious and unconscious ways – informed the actions of Jews in the Civil Rights Movement
Essential questions: 
  • How do our identities shape – and get shaped by – our feelings of belonging, inclusion, and exclusion?
  • How do our identities influence our actions?
  • How did some Jews understand Jewish values in relation to the Civil Rights Movement?
  • What are your own values (Jewish and secular) and how do they shape your actions?
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