Build Skills

  • Cultural Literacy
  • Visual Literacy
  • Media and Technology Literacy
  • 21st Century Skills

Help Students

  • Gain Exposure to Oral History Traditions
  • Overcome Achievement Gaps
  • Develop Healthy Self-Esteem

Learning Goals

  • to use a complex and dynamic framework for understanding identity
  • to consciously question assumptions about themselves and others based on one or limited identity tags
  • to research historical race and ethnicity issues in the US and analyze how these issues inform the Question Bridge
  • about the dynamics of estrangement and familiarity among members of a demographic group
  • about the dynamics of exclusion and inclusion among diverse demographic groups
  • about the dynamics of social communications and how the Question Bridge model can be used to facilitate healing dialogue and resolve conflict

Learning Objectives

  • Interview at least two people in their community
  • Create visual representations of their individual and class identity
  • Analyze the representation of their identity in media
  • Engage in weekly dialogue with their peers
  • Apply critical thinking skills to daily routines
  • Write about complex issues related to race, gender, and class
  • Analyze the components of communication in the 21st century

Module Framework

Module Video

  • 5-minute video sequence of theme realated questions and answers

Module Curriculum Guide

  • Theme Description
  • Learning Objectives
  • Discussion Prompts
  • In-Class Activites
  • Take Home Assignments

Research Resource List

  • Books
  • Articles
  • Films
  • Music
  • Visual Artworks
  • Performing Artworks

Each module employs the same basic structure: a theme and essential question that emerged from Question Bridge guides the work, followed by activities to engage students during the period, and a resource list for follow up. Activity options are available in each module; so educators can require students to explore the theme through visual art, writing, reading, or reflection/discussion.

In-Class Activities

  • View Video
  • Facilitate Discussion
  • Individual or Group Activities
  • Summary of Learning

Optional Assignments

  • Visual or Media Arts
  • Written
  • Research

Modules are 45 minutes long, so they can be delivered in a single high school class period, after-school session, or mentor session. Educators can the modules in sequence; or select modules per students' needs and time restrictions. Educators can adapt the material creatively to suits the needs of their students and their learning environments.

Question Bridge aligns its curriculum with the national Common Core State Standards created by National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).

Additionally, Question Bridge aligns its curriculum with the Standards and Promising Practices for Schools Educating Boys of Color developed by The Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC) in partnership with the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education.


The Question Bridge team has developed these curriculum modules as a free resource to the education community. All we ask in return is that educators help us with evaluating and improving this resource by:the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education.

  1. Giving their students a pre-curriculum-delivery and post-curriculum-delivery Student Assessment and submit the QB Curriculum Student Assessment (Results Form) to Question Bridge within six months of downloading the module packet(s)
  2. Taking a Question Bridge curriculum survey

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