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American Jews and Antisemitism
Students identify themes in American antisemitism. They discover their own views on discrimination and prejudice. They also discuss respones to bigotry.
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.
Tolerance in Times of Trial
Students view the treatment of people of Japanese and German descent during World War II. They explore the problems in assigning blame to populations during times of war. They identify modern examples of discrimination and stereotyping.
Introduction into Quadratic Formula
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.
Living Together as One
The ultra-glamorous Muppet, Miss Piggy, launches a study of discrimination and ways to develop a more inclusive community. A series of videos and activities raise awareness of discrimination and journal prompts asks participants to think deeply about the effects and consequences of their actions. Given the sensitivity of the topic, parental permission slips are recommended.
Eleventh graders explore the events of the Holocaust. In this cross curriculum lesson plan, 11th graders examine the differences between prejudice and discrimination. Students read various forms of literature and write journal entries.
The class works to identify solutions using the discriminant.They use part of the quadratic formula to find the number of solutions a quadratic equation will have. They calculate how-many times the quadratic function will cut the x-axis. A focus is placed on understanding the relationship between a discriminant and the nature of the roots of a quadratic function.
ESL Holiday Lesson: Racial Discrimination Day
In this ESL holiday worksheet, students read or listen to a passage about Racial Discrimination Day and complete a variety of vocabulary and comprehension activities.
Exploring the 1981 United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief
High schoolers 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.
Anne Frank: Tiles - Discrimination Themes in Art Production
Students brainstorm a list of past or present acts of discrimination of which they are aware. They think about the feelings of the victims of these acts. They attempt to make a graphic visual of how those feelings might look.
Human Rights and Discrimination
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.
Civil Rights and the Michigan Supreme Court I: A Case of Racial Discrimination in the late 1800s and Minority Supreme Court Justices
Students 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.
Age and Discrimination
Students conduct research into the subject of age discrimination. They are exposed to different literature by the teacher in order to help start the research process. Students formulate intelligent opinions based upon the new information.
Economics: You Paid How Much for That Ticket?
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.
Eighth graders analyze historical abolitionist speeches to gain knowledge of the social, economic and political effects of institutional racism and discrimination. They write an essay analyzing an abolitionist speech. Pupils write about the speech that they researched that an abolitionist gave.
Getting to the Roots of Quadratics
Get to the "root" of the matter with this lesson geared to further understanding about the real roots of quadratics. This begins with a graphic and written expression exercise to identify the root of a function f(x). The class also explores the connection between the discriminant and the nature of the roots. Ample opportunities for practice exist with a thorough set of handouts and practice pages.
Eyes Worldwide on the Prize
Students examine Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and see how it has been produced in China by reading an online article. They study discrimination in the world and write responses to the speech.
Courage to Be You: King Day
Students define discrimination and what its like to be a stranger.In this discrimination lesson, students research the lives of Vivien Thomas and Hamilton Naki. Students produce a wall display showing how they've overcome discrimination.
Anne Frank: The Island of the Skog
Learners read and discuss The Island of the Skog by Steven Kellogg and examine the illustrations, keep a "discrimination log," and write about one example of discrimination and how they could have intervened to stop it.