Our school’s Mission Statement includes a commitment to equity and justice in all areas of our lives. We are going to spend this afternoon thinking about questions of fairness and equality, or the idea that all people deserve to be treated equally. First, we will watch a short video from the MAKERS series about Maria Pepe, the first girl to play Little League. Then, we will respond to two writing prompts. Finally, we will have a chance to share our writing with one another.

(Choose two of the below prompts to share with your students. After reading the first prompt, allow five minutes of writing time. Then read the second prompt, and again take five minutes to write. Finally, go around the room and have each student share one response. )

Makers: Maria Pepe