Identity: What do these stories show about the experience of living in rural America? What other words might the individuals here use to describe themselves? What experiences do you share with individuals in this collection?
Diversity: How are the individuals in this collection different from each other? What successes and challenges are unique to people in this group? What perspectives are missing from this collection?
Justice: What are some challenges that affect individuals in this group that others might have a hard time understanding? What do you think others can do to understand the challenges these individuals face? What are some assumptions that people might make about individuals who identify with this group? How might stereotypes negatively affect individuals who identify with this group?
Action: What can communities do to support individuals in this group? What can you do?
Print these three articles
Williams, Chuck. “Third woman graduates from Ranger School.” Columbus Ledger-Enquirer via Newsela. Edited by Newsela Staff, 26 October 2015, < https://newsela.com/articles/rangerschool-thirdwoman/id/12551/>
Article #2: War Dogs
Jones, Meg. “Military dogs serve with honor but don’t get retiree health care.” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via Newsela. Adapted by Newsela Staff, 1130L, 19 September 2015, < https://newsela.com/articles/military-dogs/id/11428/>
Article #3: Benefits of Sports
McDaniels, Andrea K. “The benefit of sports proves invaluable to those with limb injuries.” Baltimore Sun via Newsela. Adapted by Newsela Staff, 1150 L, 29 June 2016, < https://newsela.com/articles/veterans-sports-invictus/id/18710/>