DHS Fall 2023 Projects
Semester Theme : Systems and Power
Essential Question: How are social systems designed to disempower our communities, and what actions can we take to dismantle them?
ACT (Acting for Critical Transformations)
Spotlight on SFUSD: Turning the Spotlight on our Public School System and Fighting for the Education You Deserve
Using our own experiences in SFUSD, we will ask questions like: Are schools built for liberation or oppression? Are they good for students' brains and bodies? Are all students supported equally? How can we make change?
Book: Notes from the Field by Anna Deavere Smith (Script)
GOAL (Get Out And Learn)
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds
We will focus on nutrition, what makes a "healthy person," and how we can individually and collectively improve healthcare in the United States.
Book: I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez
MADE (Making, Advertising, and Designing for Empowerment)
Designing for Freedom: ReMaking our Justice System
We will learn about the ways in which mass incarceration continues to negatively impact marginalized communities.
Book: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
MARS (Music and Academics Resisting the System)
The Power of Justice: Who is Protected and Served?
We will examine the inequities and imbalances of the U.S. policing system while listening to, analyzing, and creating music that addresses this isues.
Book: Short Stories by Various Authors
WALC (Wilderness Arts and Literacy Collaborative)
Struggling for Sustainability: Preservation, Restoration, and Environmental Justice
As we study the impacts of environmental racism on forests, native ecosystems, and urban environments, we will become environmental activists who share our observations through photojournalism and our calls for action through editorial writing.
Book: Internment by Samira Ahmed
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