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44 resources with the keyterm social issues

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The Progressive Era Projects

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Your young historians will take a closer look into how progressive reformers have approached issues such as poverty, racism, and gender discrimination, which have persisted in the United States since the nineteenth century. They will...
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Lesson: Looking Closer: The Artwork of Wangechi Mutu

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Social issues of gender and media stereotypes, begins with a multi-sensory experience. Learners view the painting Backlash Blues and make critical comments based on what they see. They then read the Langston Hughes poem and listen to the...
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Individuality vs. Conformity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Spark an animated debate in your class! Young adults consider some of the fads or trends that are prevalent at their school, as well as their own level of participation in them. Just how much of a role does popular culture play in their...
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"Zebra" by Chaim Potok

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Combine art and literature to teach greater themes and symbolic meaning. Using the plan outlined in this resource, expose your class to the story "Zebra" by Chaim Potok, conduct discussions about social issues and nicknames, and ask...
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When Art Conveys Political and Social Conflict

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders consider art as a medium to convey information and opinions on social conflict and issues. They analyze images from the Crocker Art Museum, discuss their effectiveness in raising awareness of an issue, and create a...
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Documenting the Great Depression

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students compare and contrast two photographs from the Great Depression, and identify the ways in which the photographers depicted the hardships of everyday life during this period. They hypothesize about the story behind each photograph...
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Cyberbullying and the Law

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Dealing with the very topical subject of cyberbullying, this lesson plan will surely create some engaged discussion in your classroom. Young learners discuss the laws concerning cyberbullying in Canada, and then respond to a series of...
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Artists Teach Us to See the World through Visual Symbols

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders analyze a biographical piece of art by Raymond Saunders. They identify shapes, symbols, and lines that are used, and how the piece relates to the artist's life and modern society. They design and create an original piece of...
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Responding: "Guerrila" Art

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders are introduced to performance art as a way to respond to important current-day issues in society. Pupils create their very own original art work using photography and poetry. These three lessons do a nice job of, not only...
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Miscast and Seldom Seen

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Consider how well students' favorite TV shows, movies and video games reflect the diversity of society. The lesson introduces your class to several media literacy concepts, such as how media conveys values and messages, as well as the...
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Miss Rumphius

For Teachers K - 5th
Students engage in a literature study in order to appreciate the world around them and create an innate instinct of working for the cause of conservation for the environment. They answer guided questions that use the story as a resource.
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Social Issues and Art Inquiry Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Connect art to social issues with a extended inquiry project. Individuals or small groups select a social issue and a type of art to explore. They complete a KWL chart for both the social issue and the art strand and take time to create...
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Lyric Analysis: Reflection

For Students 9th - 12th
The Woody Guthrie song,"I Ain’t Got No Home in This World Anymore" invites upper graders to engage in lyric analysis. They use the lyrics to answer five analysis questions to determine a social meaning to the song. A suggested answer...
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The Citizen Reporter

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Ripped from the headlines! Discuss topical social issues like racism, discrimination, and diversity while exploring the concept of citizen journalism. Begin with a professional-looking presentation on the history of citizen journalism....
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Lesson 3: Social Issue Investigation

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders consider solutions to American social issues. In this current events lesson plan, 12th graders research current social issues and then prepare Presidential briefings based on solutions they have crafted to combat the issues.
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Controversial Issues

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Hot topics are often engaging and can get heated. High School students engage in an academic discussion were they must learn to engage with a person holding a different view than their own. They practice discussing different opinions...
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Uninsured in America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the issue of being uninsured in America. In this social issues lesson, students review data about uninsured Americans. Students create and conduct surveys related to the social issue of being uninsured.
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Drawing on Everyday Themes

For Students 8th - 12th
In this current events worksheet, learners analyze a political cartoon about social issues and respond to 3 talking point questions.
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Homelessness:Key Terms

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Learners explore the concept of homelessness. In this social issues lesson plan, students research homelessness through key terms, in order explore the concept in more depth.
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Social Change

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Pupils study a social issue involving gorillas, and work in groups to develop strategies to increase awareness of and problem solve a solution for the issue. They collect data using handheld computers and write a report.
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Lesson 2: Social Issue Investigation

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders create solutions for social issues. In this current issues lesson plan, 12th graders locate articles about issues such as euthanasia, school vouchers, hate crimes, and censorship. Students share the content of their...
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Justice and Kindness Play a Part: King Day

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners recognize injustice in the world. In this social justice lesson, students discuss the responsibility they have to be advocates for justice and kindness and identify a time when they felt they were treated unfairly.
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Alleviating Poverty

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars explore the prevalence of poverty. In this global studies lesson, students participate in a budgeting simulation. Young scholars also research world poverty statistics and discuss the social issue. Students consider steps...
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Using Science Fiction To Understand Biological Concepts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read and discuss," The Andromeda Strain" by Michael Crichton and complete a short writing exercise as a warm-up for a longer piece of science fiction writing. They choose a topic and create a science fiction short story such...