We found 49 resources with the concept social activism
Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age
9th - 12th
The reporting, both in professional news sources and on social media, of the events surrounding the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri provides 21st Century learners with an opportunity of consider how social media can influence perception of events. Using the events in Ferguson as a case study, the collection begins with a resource on how to establish a safe environment for discussing highly charged issues. Other resources examine how bias can influence reporting, the importance of and difficulty in verifying reports, the power of images, and concludes with a consideration of social media as a tool for change.
Improving My Community Through Social Action
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Action is the heart of change. Encourage class members to not only identify critical social justice issues in their school or community but to take action as well. As individuals or as groups, they research a situation, develop a...
Martin Luther King, Jr.: What Did He Do? Why Does It Matter?
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Young historians examine the work of Martin Luther King Jr. by reading and answering questions about the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Albany Movement, the Birmingham and Chicago campaigns, and the Memphis Sanitation Worker's Strike.
County Solutions Step Nine: Action Campaign
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
When young learners are inspired about a cause and wish to bring about meaningful change, they are often unsure about where to even begin. Give them the tools to fuel their activist spirits by exploring components of an action campaign...
"Voices from Haiti": Using Poetry to Speak up for a Cause
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Explore a real world use of poetry with your class! Young language arts pupils consider the concept of advocacy and how journalism, photography, and poetry can raise awareness for a cause. They read several poems about individuals...
The Southern Freedom Movement: A Case study of how Social Movements Happen
9th - 12th
There are countless civil rights resources, but this one really stands out. Social movements as they relate to human or civil rights are completely discussed in the context of the Southern Freedom Movement. Slides contain connected or...
Social Movements and Constitutional Change: Women's Suffrage
9th - 11th
The class analyzes a series of documents intended to show the events that lead to women gaining the right to vote. They play a Tic-Tac-Toe style game, make a time line with sequencing cards, and review the 4 steps of social change....