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Students are introduced to the importance of the Brown v. Board of Education case that ended segregation. As a class, they discuss how each of them would respond in different scenerios if they were a young African-American. They also examine other cases dealing with this issue and discuss the importance of equality in the United States.
What if society sought equality by handicapping the gifted and dispelling any traces of diversity? Kurt Vonnegut Jr. offers one possible answer to this question through his incredibly engaging and thought-provoking satirical story, "Harrison Bergeron". In addition to offering writing prompts and discussion questions that are sure to spark interest and debate amongst your readers, you will also have the opportunity to preview video excerpts where editors of the anthology engage in high-level discourse and work to elicit meaning from the classic American text.
Students examine the philosophies of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Dubois. In this political instructional activity students analyze the philosophies of two prominent African Americans in history. They look to see who's strategy for equal economic and political rights for African Americas was more appropriate.
Second and third graders complete a WebQuest to find information about Susan B. Anthony. They write a biography using the information they discover about her and the fight for women's rights. This lesson is packed with excellent worksheets and activities for your learners to utilize.
Students consider what human rights are. They comprehend the origins of modern human rights. Students appreciate the meaning and significance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. They appreciate the relationship between rights and responsibilities. Students analyze the relationship of human rights to daily life.
Students investigate a curriculum concept based upon using the Wyoming quarter reverse. They research the history of voting rights. Students also identify the important amendments of the United States Constitution. They complete a timeline of voters rights for an assessment.
Lesson 10 in a series of human rights lessons focuses on the skills of finding evidence and summarizing. Your young readers work to compare the two texts they have read in this unit: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and “Teaching Nepalis to Read, Plant, and Vote”. Groups start by nicknaming articles from the UDHR with names like "right to marry" or "right to vote". After reviewing and summarizing the UDHR articles with nicknames, groups will work to match these various rights with instances in “Teaching Nepalis to Read, Plant, and Vote”. To wrap-up the lesson, individuals will write a short opinion piece on rights that were upheld or violated using the firsthand account as evidence. Note: See the additional materials to find an index for all of these lessons.
Fifth graders examine the voting process in a democracy. In this voting lesson, 5th graders apply the voting process as the work with their class pledge which is meant to represent the state/federal constitution. They register for a classroom vote and simulate going to the polls to cast their votes.
Students examine the suffrage struggle of African Americans. For this American history lesson, students research primary documents regarding the strategies used by African Americans to secure the right to vote during the Civil Rights Movement. Students analyze the success of the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
The history of women's suffrage and Susan B. Anthony are examined in this social studies lesson. Third and fourth graders participate in a simulation of a vote, develop slogans for women's suffrage, complete a KWL chart, write a tribute or letter, and create a class newspaper.
Learners participate in a simulation and compare and contrast the arguments for and against womens' right to vote. In this civil rights lesson, students simulate disenfranchisement of women by allowing only half of the class to vote on a topic. Learners read background information on women's suffrage and view a biographical film on Catt and take notes. Students prepare cases and debate women's right to vote.