1. Do you fit inside a box? Don’t ask me what I am. Ask me who I am.

    Eli Steele just wants to register his son Jack for kindergarten. He has no idea the journey this will begin, or the questions it will lead to.

    They have a complex family history. Son of slaves. Daughter of the revolution. Holocaust survivors. Interracial marriage pioneers in an era of segregation and discrimination.

    Jack and his younger sister June have an even more complicated ancestry when you consider their mother’s heritage – a Mormon settler and Mexican immigrant.

    So when Eli is required to reduce Jack to a single checkmark in front of a race box…it doesn’t sit well with him.

    Explore Eli, Jack, and June’s powerful story of individuality vs. group identity.

    (Outside the Box was created specifically for classroom use from the award-winning, full-length documentary by Eli Steele, How Jack Became Black. howjackbecameblack.com )

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    ■ World History

    Topics:
    ■ Bullying
    ■ Equality
    ■ Holocaust
    ■ Identity
    ■ Individuality
    ■ Multiracial
    ■ Race

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  2. As a deaf, mixed-race child, Eli Steele was often bullied. His father gave him an important tip about how to live his life when faced with this type of discrimination.

    Learn more about Eli and his journey by watching the full educational video Outside the Box.

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    (Outside the Box was created specifically for classroom use from the award-winning, full-length documentary by Eli Steele, How Jack Became Black. howjackbecameblack.com )

    Subject Areas:
    ■ U.S. History/Government & Civics
    ■ World History

    Topics:
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    ■ Equality
    ■ Holocaust
    ■ Identity
    ■ Individuality
    ■ Multiracial
    ■ Race

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  3. When Eli Steele tried to enroll his multiracial son Jack for school, he was informed that he’d have to pick a primary race on the paperwork. Check a box. But due to the very mixed heritage he and his children share, Eli found this task not only difficult, but distasteful.

    Learn more about Eli and his journey by watching the full educational video Outside the Box.

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    (Outside the Box was created specifically for classroom use from the award-winning, full-length documentary by Eli Steele, How Jack Became Black. howjackbecameblack.com )

    Subject Areas:
    ■ U.S. History/Government & Civics
    ■ World History

    Topics:
    ■ Bullying
    ■ Equality
    ■ Holocaust
    ■ Identity
    ■ Individuality
    ■ Multiracial
    ■ Race

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  4. In the early 1990s, when applying to colleges, Eli Steele had to make a choice. He could check the box that would identify him as black and have a better chance at getting into the school he wanted. Or he could remain true to his beliefs that he should be judged for himself and not the color of his skin. What did he pick? What would you do?

    Learn more about Eli and his journey by watching the full educational video Outside the Box.

    Educators can stream the full video as well as access a full teacher’s guide and other teaching resources by creating a free account at izzit.org.

    (Outside the Box was created specifically for classroom use from the award-winning, full-length documentary by Eli Steele, How Jack Became Black. howjackbecameblack.com )

    Subject Areas:
    ■ U.S. History/Government & Civics
    ■ World History

    Topics:
    ■ Bullying
    ■ Equality
    ■ Holocaust
    ■ Identity
    ■ Individuality
    ■ Multiracial
    ■ Race

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  5. Eli Steele wonders, in a world with a rapidly increasing multi-racial population, when will the discussion move away from racial identity to the identity of the individual?

    Learn more about Eli and his journey by watching the full educational video Outside the Box.

    Educators can stream the full video as well as access a full teacher’s guide and other teaching resources by creating a free account at izzit.org.

    (Outside the Box was created specifically for classroom use from the award-winning, full-length documentary by Eli Steele, How Jack Became Black. howjackbecameblack.com )

    Subject Areas:
    ■ U.S. History/Government & Civics
    ■ World History

    Topics:
    ■ Bullying
    ■ Equality
    ■ Holocaust
    ■ Identity
    ■ Individuality
    ■ Multiracial
    ■ Race

    Want more great FREE educational stuff to go with this video? Head over to izzit.org and grab the full teacher’s guide, use the online quizzes, find additional educational resources and more!

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