Social Justice Curricular Units

An important goal of CARLA’s Social Justice in Language Education Initiative is to provide instructional materials in multiple languages that teachers can use and adapt to meet their needs and those of their students. From 2020-2023, CARLA’s Social SCILS project supported a team of curriculum developers, who drafted, piloted, and revised intermediate-level curricular units in nine languages: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish. These units were designed with CARLA’s social justice planning templates and will be posted here soon.

All units are published with a CC-BY-NC-SA license, meaning that you can use, copy, adapt, and share them as long as you give appropriate attribution, share them using the same or similar license, and don’t use them for commercial purposes. 

NOTE: To make adaptable copies of documents in the curricular unit folders, right click on the document and select “make a copy” from the pull-down menu.

Multicultural Paris (French)

screenshot of Paris map with essential questions for the unitThis social justice curricular unit introduces students to the diversity of Parisian neighborhoods through the study of la Goutte d’Or in the 18th arrondissement and engages them with topics of identity and symbolic representations. During this intermediate-level French unit, students explore the following questions: Who are Parisians? How is cultural diversity represented in the neighborhood of la Goutte d’Or? What do national symbols communicate about identity, diversity, and inclusion?

Coming soon:

Artistic Expressions of Individual and Cultural Identity (Spanish)

Framing and Migration (German) 

Green Cities (German)

Proud to be Franco-Louisianian! (French)


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