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Justice Demands an End to Segregation, But it Does Not End
Students 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 activity, they research specific questions on their own and write a paper.
"Name Me Nobody"
Young scholars 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.
Ghost in Your Genes
High schoolers explore DNA microarrays. For this genetics lesson, students model DNA microarrays that are used by scientists. High schoolers 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.
Using Poetry to End Name Calling
Learners 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. Learners read a Maya Angelou poem titled "Still I Rise" and answer study questions about the content.
An Anti-Gay Bullying Battle
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.
Reproduction: Cycle of Life
Students explore how organisms reproduce. In this video-based lesson, students discuss the role that genetics and evolution play in reproduction and the success of offspring.
AIDS and Adolescence
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 lesson, they read articles about AIDS in their local newspaper.
Bishop Carroll School's Retreat for Incoming Students: Focus on Belonging
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 study fungus, its reproduction and uses. In this eukaryote lesson plan students complete several fungal experiments.
The Power of Words: Social Justice Words
Young scholars 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 lesson.
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.
Don't Wait, Just Propagate
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.
Affirmative Action Debate
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.
Young scholars 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.
A Reef of Your Own
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.
The Campaign to Raise the Age of Consent, 1885-1914
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.
Latin American Women: Finding New Heroes
Learners examine the life and works of various Latin American women. After reading excerpts of each work, they answer comprehension questions and discuss as a class. In groups, they re-write the Equality of Rights in their own words and examine the feminist press in Brazil. To end the lesson plan, they compare and contrast the lives of women in Brazil to those in the United States.
The African-American Family in Crisis
Students 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.