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Unity and Diversity
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.
10th Science 5 Views 20 Downloads
New Review Examine the Media
Take a look at media though a critical lens. Class members cut out images of women from magazines and conduct a gallery walk, considering the portrayal of women and men in these images. They then read an article and discuss the content and images in small groups.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Does the Defense of Marriage Act Promote the Health, Safety, Morals, and General Welfare of the Public?
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.
11th - 12th Language Arts 17 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Puberty/Adolescence, Day 4: "Will I Fit in?"
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.
9th - 10th Health 5 Views 29 Downloads
Homophobia: What is It? What Can We Do About It?
This two part lesson 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 lesson that touches on an important topic, but may not fit the needs or be appropriate for all classrooms.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 15 Downloads
Social Influences (Lesson 1)
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.
7th Health 3 Views 10 Downloads
Rates of Puberty Change
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.
8th Health 3 Views 17 Downloads
Does It Looks All Right to Me?
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.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Amnesty International and Human Rights
Students discover the mission of Amnesty International. In this human rights lesson, students read literature about the social justice organization and then compose letters on behalf of those suffering from human rights persecution in the world.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 20 Downloads
Law School vs. School Laws
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.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
Values and Practices of the Faith
After watching a PBS film titled "Frontline: Muslims," students 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.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Flowers and Plants
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.
7th - 10th Science 16 Views 48 Downloads
How Evolution Works
Students 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.
6th - 8th Science 4 Views 10 Downloads
Claim It: Differences and Similarities, Creating a Climate of Inclusion
Students explore the concept of diversity. In this inclusion lesson, students discuss similarities and differences among students in their class, identify the benefits of diversity, and write personal commitment statements regarding respect for others.
9th - 12th Health 3 Views 10 Downloads
Influences on Musical Styles
Students 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.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 15 Views 105 Downloads