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Students read story excerpts from the BBC WW2 People's War archive to discover the contributions and obstacles faced by Asian and Black participants in World War 2 British forces. They prepare a radio report describing the commonwealth troops' war effort, prepare a leaflet on preventing discrimination in the military, and explore the lives of Asian and Black war heroes.
Students examine the contributions made to our country by Barbara Jordan. They read and discuss the books "The Sneetches" and "Building a Bridge," write journal entries, participate in a discrimination simulation, create a class bulletin board, and create a poster about tolerance.
Students explore quadratic equations. Using dry erase boards, students graph solutions to quadratic equations and solve problems using the quadratic formula. They explore the quadratic formula and the use of the discriminant to predict the number of solutions. Links are provided to a quadratic calculator and animation of the derivation.
Students analyze racism and justice. In this legal system discrimination lesson, students listen to their instructor lecture on disparities in the legal system. Students respond to discussion questions following the lecture and evaluate proposals put forth to prevent discrimination in the criminal justice system.
Eleventh graders analyze the role of women in the workplace. They study laws that protect women from discrimination in the workplace. They role-play scenarios where women are discriminated or harassed. They discuss times when they have been discriminated and compare to women's roles in the workplace.
Students examine how artists can be influential in shaping human values, discuss how art addresses social and global issues such as poverty, starvation, crime, and discrimination, research specific artist and his/her social philosophy, and engage in debate on value of art in shaping social awareness and social values.
Fourth graders read the book "Teammate" after participating in pre-reading activities that include examining the concepts of segregation and discrimination. In this six week literature study, they make timelines, discuss what they know about the concepts, study vocabulary, conduct interviews, and examine the art of storytelling as they read the book.
Students explore multicultural tolerance. In this multicultural character development and social studies activity, students define and discuss words related to multicultural intolerance. Students view "Molly's Pilgrim" and discuss examples of discrimination. Students research a country of their choice, make a construction paper flag representing that country, and compete a questionnaire. Students discuss and share their research with classmates.
Students are introduced to the United Nations Declaraion on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerence and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief. Using the document, they discuss issues raised about the source of rights linked to one's freedom to belief in any religion. They use the Declaration to discover its relationship to the human rights framework.
Fifth graders interpret stereotyping and discrimination as limiting and hurtful behaviors and demonstrate how to address these behaviors in a positive manner. In this discrimination lesson plan, 5th graders use the poem The Woman Who Outshone the Sun to prompt critical thinking and deep discussion on the impact of making judgments about people based on stereotypes.
Fifth graders create a KWL chart on discrimination and human rights. While reading different stories, they take notes on each character in the books. To end the lesson, they discuss the forms of discrimination today and how African Americans gained more rights during the Civil Rights movement.
High schoolers read the decision of the Michigan Supreme Court in the Ferguson v. Gies, a case dealing with discrimination in a restaurant. They participate in a class discussion about the case and the justices that presided over it. They develop a guide for helping people read primary source documents, such as court cases.
Introduce learners to the discriminant. The discriminant, used to find the number of real solutions to a quadratic equation, is part of the quadratic formula. The video shows where in the formula you can find it, and provides an example with a real quadratic equation. A decent resource.
Students investigate the pass laws that resulted in the Sharpeville Massacre. In this racism lesson, students find information about the massacre and attempt to find similarities to their own lives. They determine how similar incidents make a statement about race relations in the US. They investigate racial profiling.
Students compare and contrast price and age discrimination and discuss their own experiences with discrimination. They relate discrimination to airline ticket pricing and discuss how two competitive airlines can charge different prices for flights to the same destination. Finally, they examine the Robinson-Patman Act which defines illegal discrimination practices.