INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
The issues addressed in this Unit Plan can be considered sensitive subjects and can trigger emotions. This is especially true due to the nature of the many critical thinking units that will be used in the suggested lesson plans, which will force students to think outside of the classroom and about the occurrences in the world they live in. Additionally, the critical thinking methods that will be enforced in all the lessons within this Unit Plan will push students outside of their comfort zone and engage them in not just memorizing information, but understanding information, analyzing information and how it affects them and their community, and connecting with material in new ways. For that reason, it is recommended that parents be involved with students at home and become aware of the discussions and activities taking place at school. It is also recommended that parents review the Unit Plan and the sub-units to be able to help students deal with the emotions they may experience at home after going over lessons at school.