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Learners define human rights and describe how it applies to politics, economics and cultural rights. As a class, they watch a video how the Constitution was made and discuss its purpose. In groups, they present information to the class on how each amendment is important to civil rights. To end the instructional activity, they research specific questions on their own and write a paper.
Students complete a 3-5 week unit related to the novel "Name Me Nobody." They participate in a literature circle, read and discuss stories provided by the Safe Schools Coalition, complete a Character/Problem-Solution chart, create a two-sided poem, and write a letter to the editor.
Students explore DNA microarrays. In this genetics lesson, students model DNA microarrays that are used by scientists. Students work to determine levels of breast cancer genes in patients. They will determine the treatment required based on their findings.
The general characteristics that affect the classification of fungi and other organisms in the domain Eukarya are detailed on 12 attractive slides. Teachers can access individual slides to cover life cycles or diversity, or can use the whole presentation to cover the topic succinctly. 
Students explore language arts by participating in poetry writing activities. In this conflict management lesson, students discuss the emotions that they feel when being teased and discussed. Students read a Maya Angelou poem titled "Still I Rise" and answer study questions about the content.
This New York Times article states that one school district's anti-gay bullying policy is not good enough. Learners read to answer nine comprehension questions regarding the issues described in the article. Note: There is a related blog at the bottom of the page. Have the class post what they think about anti-gay bullying and ways to prevent it.
Young scholars explore how organisms reproduce. In this video-based instructional activity, students discuss the role that genetics and evolution play in reproduction and  the success of offspring.
Ninth graders examine the relationship between AIDS and teenagers. In groups, they discuss the various issues educators face in introducing the topic to teenagers in school. As a class, they brainstorm a list of the misconceptions they have about the disease. To end the instructional activity, they read articles about AIDS in their local newspaper.
Students study fungus, its reproduction and uses.  In this eukaryote lesson plan students complete several fungal experiments.     
This lesson is designed to be done at a full day retreat, but can be adapted for use within a school day setting, but needs about 240 minutes. Students participate in a variety of activities designed to encourage students to feel comfortable in school. The first activity is a film about bullying. Next students participate in a demonstration about the harmful effects of bullying.
Students role-play the position of a presidential candidate. They create their platform to include social justice programs and present it to the class. They answer questions to end the instructional activity.
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.
Students explore the process of growing plants from seed. In this propagation lesson, students examine methods of propagation and determine how to rapidly propagate plant species. Students listen to a lecture informing them on the topic and observe growing plants.
Students recognize that there are class and school activities that can cause for their exclusion. They defend and dispute an issue in preparing for a debate and determine how a survey can tell you how other classes fell about issues.
Students research the theory of evolution and the controversy.  In this evolution lesson students view a film on Charles Darwin then they write an essay about whether or not intelligent design should be taught in science class. 
Ninth graders examine the AIDS epidemic. In this HIV/AIDS instructional activity, 9th graders read "HIV/AIDS Facts and Myths," and watch "And the Band Played On." Students then participate in a classroom experiment that requires them to note the exchange of bodily fluids. Students discuss the outcomes of the experiment and complete the provided worksheet.
Students study the reproductive strategies of reef building corals.  In this coral reef lesson students describe the behaviors of reef building corals and their nutritional strategies. 
Students use discussion questions, handout information and research topics to explore several issues related to natural selection and evolution. They examine Darwin's research on the finch and antibiotic resistance.
Students examine the age of consent campaign from 1885-1914. They also discover how this movement affect the amount of money women earned at a job. They analyze the gender and class tensions dealing with this topic.
Young scholars create a definition for family that is applicable to the African American. The make a collage made up of family pictures and present it to the class giving a brief explanation of the family members present in the collage. They interview a relative or family friend who has migrated from a Southern rural town.

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