Robert F. Kennedy Teacher Resources
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Vaclav Havel: Free Expression
Develop an understanding of universal human rights, particularly the freedom of expression, with the questions and activities that analyze the conflicts of Vaclav Havel. Learners define, interpret and rephrase the human rights article in their own words, analyze an interview with Vaclav Havel, and discuss the human rights violations that occurred to him.
9th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Van Jones: Police Brutality
Develop an understanding of how the media and society are connected and responsible for the defense of universal human rights. Learners investigate and examine the conflicts of police brutality as it is portrayed in the media and through the victim advocacy of Van Jones.
9th - 12th Language Arts 27 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Art as Advocacy for Social Change
“Humanscape No.65” by Melesia Casas and Ester Hernandez’s “Sun Maid Raisins” launch a study of how works of art can advocate for social change. After examining these two works and discussing the human rights issues raised, class members are encouraged to create their own advocacy graphic.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 52 Views 86 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Juliana Dogbadzi: Slavery/Trafficking
Progress your learners' comprehension of universal human rights by exploring the violation of human trafficking through the experiences of Juliana Dogbadzi. This activity analyzes and discusses very sensistive and graphic issues but is nonetheless enlightening in its knowledge.
9th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 23 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Ethos, Logos, & Pathos in Civil Rights Movement Speeches
Examine three speeches while teaching Aristotle's appeals. Over the course of three days, class members will fill out a graphic organizer about ethos, pathos, and logos, complete an anticipatory guide, read speeches by Martin Luther King Jr.
7th - 9th Language Arts 181 Views 317 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Abubacar Sultan: Children’s Rights
This is an excellent resource for introducing and exploring the topic of child soldiers. Ethics, history, or theology classes will benefit from the high-quality information. This includes detailed instructions for an introductory activity, discussion, written reflections, and extension activities.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Vietnam War & its Impact on American Society
Foster discussion in your advanced high school history class with primary sources from the Vietnam War era. After a timeline activity involving manipulatives, pupils get down to business analyzing and categorizing the document set. All of this work is in preparation for a fish bowl discussion and timed essay.
10th - 12th Language Arts 83 Views 75 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Elie Wiesel: Speaking Truth to Genocide to Power
Invite your learners to discover the efforts of Night author Elie Wiesel to promote awareness of genocide in the world. Your class will begin by watching and reading an interview of Elie Wiesel, and then work to create a "living" Holocaust museum by researching instances of genocide around the world and designing posters based on their findings.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Skills Practice | Alternative History as Narrative
What if Hitler had succeeded in his endeavors? What if the stock market had never crashed in 1929? Considering alternate histories is a fantastic way to not only assess understanding of a historical event and its significance, but to also consider possibilities for modern happenings around the globe.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Harry Wu: Forced Labor
Over the course of two class periods, young historians explore human rights issues; specifically, forced labor in China. This resource provides everything you need, including relevant vocabulary, an anticipatory activity, and a small-group project.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 25 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Dalai Lama: Free Expression and Religion
How is religious freedom connected to the conflict between China and Tibet? After reading an online passage of background information, your learners will divide into groups and both read and view an interview with the Dalai Lama. They will then explore the idea of non-violence as a response to the Tibetan conflict and offer their ideas through presentation.
9th - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Designed
John Lewis: Non-Violent Activism
After comparing and contrasting non-violent and violent social movements, your young historians will take a closer look at the work and influence of John Lewis on the civil rights movement. They will then choose a current social justice movement to study and present to the class using a variety of creative options.
6th - 8th Language Arts 8 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Jamie Nabozny: Bullying: Language, Literature and Life
Class members identify bullying in contemporary texts and role play how they might change those scenes to examples of anti-bullying. They then re-define their initial definitions of bullying and discuss what they would like to see as "the next chapter" on bullying.
7th - 12th Language Arts 42 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Commas with Nonessential Elements Worksheet
A comma can make all the difference in a sentence! Have your class members practice determining when commas are absolutely necessary with a quick exercise. For the 15 given sentences, pupils add commas, but only when necessary. Great practice with commas as well as essential and nonessential phrases and clauses!
5th - 9th Language Arts 18 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Collective Memory and the Re-imagining of Monuments
Using the variety of videos, articles, and other materials provided here, class members explore the importance of monuments, historical narratives, and shared memory. After reading and participating in a Socratic seminar, pupils choose a monument to research, write a paper about, and re-represent either with description or an actual physical product.
10th - 12th Language Arts 16 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Centers of the Storm: The Lyceum and the Circle at the University of Mississippi
Greek Revival architecture and the Civil Rights Movement? Sure! Examine how the Lyceum and Circle, two historic buildings located on the campus of the University of Mississippi, relate to integration and the 1962 riot on the university campus.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed
New Review A Day for the Environment
On April 22, 1970 over 20 million American participated in the first Earth Day. But why? The beginnings of what is now a world-wide event, celebrated in over 190 countries to support environmental awareness and protection, are the focus of a 27-page packet that includes articles, interviews, images, and videos.
7th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Examine the different perspectives on the future of United States Navy bombing exercises taking place on Vieques, Puerto Rico with this instructional activity from The New York Times. Here, young learners read "Islanders to Vote on Vieques Bomb Drills," an article about the islanders vote on the issue.
6th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 32 Downloads