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Students analyze the work of three artists whose art work illustrates important political and social events. In this art analysis lesson, students analyze the art of Jasper Johns, Charles Moore, and Andy Warhol. Students complete image based discussion and three related projects.
Eleventh graders explore American government reform. In this Progressive Era lesson, 11th graders read about the Era in their textbooks and in the provided handouts. Students then create group presentations and write essays on the role of Progressives in changing American government.
Students explore racism in America by researching historic victories for equality. In this African American leaders lesson, students discuss the contributions Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. made while reading a timeline. Students listen to King's "I Have a Dream" speech on the Internet.
Students explore the distance formula using real world data from nonviolent marches for social change. For this secondary mathematics lesson, students investigate the marches of Gandhi and King using maps overlaid with a coordinate grid. Students use the distance formula to determine the lengths of the marches.
Students apply specific reading strategies to answer questions about the selection Freedom on the Menu. In this reading comprehension lesson, students read a selection called Freedom on the Menu and use specific reading strategies to answer comprehension questions about the selection.
Students consider the impact of confrontations on the Civil Rights Movement. In this civil rights lesson, students read a segregation scenario. Students discuss the scenario and develop strategies to deal with the scenario. Students also watch a video segment about the Birmingham confrontations and the Freedom Rides.
Eleventh graders explore the process of perfecting the Union through changes made to the Constitution, and through the powers delegated to each branch of government. In this American Government lesson, 11th graders research various Supreme Court Cases. Students conduct a debate about race in America.
Students investigate photographs of American "pioneers." In this historical figures lesson, students discuss photographs and documents that feature famous Americans in an effort to understand that ordinary people can make great contributions to society. Students complete a worksheet as they participate in the classroom presentation.
Students study discrimination in the workplace. In this discrimination lesson, students define the term 'fair' and work in groups to find ways all people are alike and different. Students write sentences defining a fair classroom, a fair school, and a fair society. Students write letters to restaurant owners about discrimination of employees.