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Word Families (Equal, Equi)
In these Ell vocabulary acquisition worksheets, students complete several pages of activities that help them learn and use the words from the word family of equal and equi-.
What is Equality and How Does it Attfect Me?
Fourth graders explore the concept of civil rights and the ways in which Dr. Martin Luther Kind and others utilized non-violent protests to achieve their goals. They participate in a variety of discussion and role play activities during this comprehensive unit.
Race and Voting in the Segregated South
Students examine the history of African American voting rights. For this voting rights lesson, students listen to a lecture on African American voting rights between the years 1890 and 1965. Students respond to discussion questions following the lecture.
Brown v. Board of Education
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.
Women's Right To Vote
Fifth graders explore the history of women's right to vote and identify two of the leaders of the suffrage movement, Alice Paul and Lucy Burns. After completing readings and discussions, they write an article for the newspaper about Alice Paul and Lucy Burns.
The Meaning of America: Equality
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.
A Vote for Me, Susan B.
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 instructional activity is packed with excellent worksheets and activities for your learners to utilize.
Human Rights & Equal Opportunity Commission
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.
Women's Suffrage for Grades 6-8
Students study the decisions and solutions involved in winning the right to vote.They read background information on the fight for women's suffrage and its eventual success in the United States and around the world and write a persuasive essay on why women should or should not be allowed to vote.
Accommodation or Activism
Students examine the philosophies of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Dubois. For this political lesson 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.
Voting For Change
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.
Massive Resistance and School Integration
Fourth graders write a short story that shows their feelings on a chosen historical perspective on school integration of the past. In this school integration lesson plan, 4th graders learn about Separate But Equal, resistance to change, identify problems, and more.
Lesson Plan: Voting
Fifth graders examine the voting process in a democracy. In this voting instructional activity, 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.
Main Ideas in Informational Text: Analyzing a Firsthand Human Rights Account for Connections to Specific Articles of the UDHR
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 plan, 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.
The Road to Citizenship
Eleventh graders examine the job of a citizen. In this civics lesson plan, 11th graders create a human timeline discussing the different groups that struggled with voting rights. Students research these groups and present their findings to the class.
East Timor's Declaration of Independence?
Students examine the significance of the 8/30/99 vote in East Timor, which determined the territory's independence from Indonesian rule, by analyzing an NYT article to explain actions/reactions.
Susan B. Anthony Day
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.
Keep Your Eye On the Prize
High schoolers learn about citizens who were actively involved in the civil rights movement, and the strategies they used to overcome the Jim Crow laws that were so prevalent in the 1960s. They investigate the voting amendments of the US Constitution, and apply these ammendments during a hands-on simulation. Video and Internet resources are also used in this most-impressive high school history lesson plan.
Securing the Right to Vote: The Selma-to-Montgomery Story
Students examine the suffrage struggle of African Americans. In 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.
Equal Rights for Women, A Long, Hard Struggle
Young scholars read the book You Want Women to Vote Lizzie Stanton? and complete discussion questions about the book. In this equal rights for women lesson plan, students also have discussions about what has changed in history about women's rights.