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36 resources with the concept social progress

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The Anthropocene and the Near Future: Crash Course Big History #9

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The Anthropocene covers the last century in an unofficial geological era. An informative video considers both the pros and cons of progress. It discusses the environmental impact, changes in lifestyle, political changes, wars, and...
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Art as Advocacy for Social Change

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
“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...
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Lesson: Unmonumental: War, Politics, and Protest

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Get those upper graders thinking about the world, social conflict, and art as a catalyst for change. They'll uncover the meanings behind four abstract works, intended to spread awareness of the need for social change. Kids are then asked...
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Lesson: Unmonumental: Yesterday's News

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Upper graders are tasked with developing a social consciousness as they analyze the impact of the news media. They view a presentation depicting various media events in order to understand threshold moments in history. There are three...
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Where Was the New Deal?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young historians delve into the origin of federal social programs to understand the impact of the New Deal. An informative activity explores some of the New Deal programs, such as the Civilian Conservation Corp, using historical...
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Spotlight on Change Agents

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A thought-provoking resource guides learners as they interview agents of social change and share their findings. Scholars select an individual, create questions, conduct the interview, and create a profile of the person they selected....
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Step Three: Who You Gonna Call?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Problem solving is an essential skill everyone must master. The resource instructs pupils how to analyze different scenarios and decide the best way to solve many different problems that take place in communities. Scholars read, discuss,...
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A Plan For Positive Action

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Can one person really make a difference? As the culminating instructional activity in a twelve-part series, learners discuss how they can partake in an intercultural dialogue that can have a lasting impact on the global community, and...
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What Do You Want Your Country to be Like?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How would you like your country to be by 2020? What issues do you feel are most important, and how do those compare with your peers? Learners tackle questions regarding the evolving national and global culture of the twenty-first century...
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The Voting Game

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Upper graders play the voting game to help them understand voting patterns, political movements, and build a content specific vocabulary. Each student creats a chart to determine if his or her political view veers liberal or...
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The Poetry and Prose of Langston Hughes

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders discover the poetry of Langston Hughes. In this social issues lesson plan, 11th graders experience the views of Langston Hughes. Students read Hughes' poetry and discuss the basic theme. Students evaluate the political,...
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ON BECOMING A NONVIOLENT WARRIOR

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students examine the concept of non-violent social change. In this lesson on social change, students research and role play to demonstrate ways in which this might be accomplished while making connections to various events in history.
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Martin Luther King and Writing as a Tool for Social Change

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore writing as an agent for social change. In this Social Studies lesson, students examine the power of writing using Dr. King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail.  Students will practice the technique of persuasive writing by...
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Satyagrah: Social Change vs. Social Transformation

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students examine the difference between social change and social transformation. they learn through discussion in order to be able to research and analyze a systematic social injustice. Students identify their part in a wider social...
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Religion in Social Change: What's God Got To Do With It?

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students determine how religion influences social change. In this religion and social change activity, students examine how the religious beliefs of Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. were inspirational as they worked to reduce...
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Jacob Riis

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Fourth graders view and discuss the photographs of Jacob Riis.In this Jacob Riis and Immigrants instructional activity, 4th graders analyze the photographs of Jacob Riis and answer questions about the feelings evoked by the photographs....
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The March Continues

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Learners explore the Civil Rights Memorial. For this character development and U.S. History lesson, students employ reading comprehension strategies while reading a news article about the Civil Rights Memorial. Learners work in groups to...
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Activism and Social Reform in America from 1800-1850

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Young scholars discuss idea of social status, examine antebellum social reform movements, and compare and contrast experiences of activists who sought to improve workers' lives, end slavery, reform immigration laws, and establish voting...
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Muhammad Ali

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students analyze the lifetime accomplishments of Muhammad Ali in the area of sports and his role as a catalyst for social change.
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Social Change

For Students 7th - 10th
In this apartheid worksheet, learners read a 1-page selection about teenagers who have lived with apartheid and then respond to 6 short answer questions.
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Gandhi's Voice: Writing as Nonviolent Resistance

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders identify how Mahatma Gandhi used writing as a means of nonviolent communication. In this nonviolent resistance lesson, 9th graders watch a film about Gandhi as a writer and identify characteristics of nonviolent activism....
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Culture Creation vs. Culture Consumption - Finding Voice Through Digital Storytelling

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore the power of media in culture and Gandhi's philosophy of nonviolence. For this nonviolence and media lesson, 9th graders analyze Gandhi's nonviolent methods for social change and discuss the media's power to create...
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Gandhi's Non-violent Revolutions: Examining Tools to Make Non-violent

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students analyze Gandhi's philosophy of nonviolent social change. In this nonviolence and social change lesson, students research a leader from the attached list who practiced nonviolent social change. Students write their own poem...
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Willing to Participate: Political Engagement of Young Adults

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students consider what it means to be politically involved. In this civics instructional activity, students discuss voting as a privilege or right. Students also discuss how they may be able to effect social change through political...