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Students begin their examination of the changes their body is going to go through during puberty. In groups of boys and girls, they discover their experiences during puberty are going to be very different from one another. As a class, they discuss the consequences of having unprotected sex and role-play various scenerios to end the lesson.
Tenth graders are introduced to the the use of similarities and differences in the classification process. Students will then learn how biological classification represents how organisms are related, with species being the most fundamental unit of the classification system.
Gay marriage is the topic for a structured, academic controversy discussion. The process begins with groups reading primary source documents and recording their responses to text-based questions on the provided graphic organizer. Participants are then assigned a side, either for the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) or against DOMA, and in groups of four (two for and two against) present their arguments. As a conclusion, individuals then craft an essay presenting their own stance on the question. Be sure to investigate your school's policy on using "R" rated films in the classroom, and discussing topics of sexuality before using this resource with your classes.
Students interview a person who has immigrated to America and, based on that interview, to write an article about the person.
What are healthy friendships? What makes a friendship unhealthy? There are several worksheets for your high schoolers to do to answer some of these questions and more about their friends and ideas about friendship. Inspire some great conversations with your class, who will definitely have something to say about the topic.
This two part instructional activity focuses on the sensitive issues of homophobia, discrimination, sexuality, and gender. Children in grades 5-8 discuss individual and institutional discrimination, personal rights, homosexuality, and bullying. This is a well-developed instructional activity that touches on an important topic, but may not fit the needs or be appropriate for all classrooms.
Seventh graders complete a handout on how their lives differ from those portrayed on television. In groups, they identify their misconceptions about gender roles and equality. They also discover ways to not buy into the negative messages protrayed.
Eighth graders investigate the reasons for why individuals go through puberty at different times and rates. They conduct a personal worth role play to encourage diversity and self-acceptance. Group discussion is used for scaffolding the lesson plan.
Students explore the concept of philanthropy. In this service learning lesson, students examine the accomplishments of Civil Rights leaders' as works of philanthropy. Students read literature regarding diversity and study the Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights March.
Students discover the mission of Amnesty International. In this human rights instructional activity, students read literature about the social justice organization and then compose letters on behalf of those suffering from human rights persecution in the world. 
Students discuss the military's "Don't ask, don't tell" policy regarding sexual orientation and restage the debate leading up to the recent decision in Rumsfeld v. FAIR. They write essays evaluating the merits of the decision.
Students explore the diversity of characters in popular television shows and movies, then investigate the backgrounds and careers of famous Hispanic actors.
Students explore a wide diversity of algal species; study the basic characteristics of algae and the distinguishing features of each of the 3 major divisions of algae; identify a variety aquatic plants; and make pressing a local algae plants.
After watching a PBS film titled "Frontline: Muslims," young scholars analyze various quotes from the film with a graphic organizer. Several categories, including "Individual Expressions of Faith," "Unity and Diversity Among Muslims," and "Muslim Responses to Extremism" allow students to experience the multi-faceted positions of the Muslim community. This lesson would work well in a world cultures class, or in a class about religious tolerance.
Students are assigned to bring five flowers. They explore flowers to distinguish different physical features of flowers. They compare and contrast different flowers to determine what features they have in common. Students develop an appreciation for the diversity of flowering plants.
Students examine lichens in an outside field trip. Students explore the diversity of this organism and ask questions about them.
Middle schoolers examine the term natural selection and what behavioral adaptations are.  In this evolution lesson students view videos about evolution and perform experiments that simulate populations that interplay between the forces of predation and sexual selection.
High schoolers explore the concept of diversity. In this inclusion lesson, students discuss similarities and differences among high schoolers in their class, identify the benefits of diversity, and write personal commitment statements regarding respect for others.
Young scholars discuss music of other eras students discuss the influence of elements such as politics, social events, etc. on music of the time. They examine the cause and effect of musical diversity after watching a video segment: "Behind the Music."
Eighth graders complete a unit on diversity in social/political issues. They select a topic, conduct Internet research, develop an outline of their information, and write a thesis paper.

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