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204 reviewed resources for racial equality

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Racial Equality: How Far Have We Come and How Far Do We Have To Go?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Is everyone treated fairly in America? The culminating fifth lesson from a series of five has pupils explore racial inequalities from the 1960s and decide whether or not society has changed over time. The lesson comes with a speech from...
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Realizing the Dream

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore racial equality. In this cross curriculum U.S. civil rights history and literacy lesson, students read excerpts from fiction and nonfiction text that address racial equality and school integration. Students identify...
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Plessy V. Ferguson: "Separate but Equal," Equal Protection

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the details and impact of the Plessy vs. Ferguson U.S. Supreme Court case.  In this U.S. History lesson, students participate in several group discussions and group activities that examine both sides of the famous...
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The Negro Leagues: The People, Places and Experiences of Black Baseball

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Get out of the classroom and go for a walk, all while teaching learners about the Negro baseball leagues of the early and mid-1900s. Based on a Walking Classroom podcast, this lesson explores the widespread impact of segregation on...
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Speeches: Argument and Methods

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
After analyzing speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and presidents William J. Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, class members craft their own argumentative essay in which they make a case for the speaker they think makes...
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Struggle for Equality

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read and discuss a selection of news clippings, sermons, and narratives that depict the continued struggle for equality and mistreatment of African American citizens. They present a "60 Minutes"-style news program with the...
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Lesson: Lauren Kelley: Icon Identity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Barbie gets a makeover, but not the type you may be thinking of. Critical thinkers explore social norms, storytelling, sexual and racial identity through art. They view the short animated film, Big Gurl, discuss how Barbie was altered...
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Equal Protection

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students analyze and discuss a poster depicting racially separate fountains. Then they examine part of the Declaration of Independence that refers to all men being created equal and discuss the "separate but equal" doctrine.
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Individual Rights - The Right To Equal Protection

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students examine the concepts of equal protection, discrimination, affirmative action, and racial profiling. They analyze the Equal Protection Clause, participate in a mock trial, and discuss the different parts of the trial.
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A South African Storm

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars explore racial prejudice in South Africa through the reading of "A South African Storm" by Allison Howard. In this cultural and geography lesson, students discuss ethnicity and prejudices and cite examples from the letter....
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The Past Half Century: Achieving Equality

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Learners analyze reactions to the Brown vs. Education decision of 1954. In this segregation lesson, student look at the actions that were taken in the education world as a result of the Brown decision. They watch a CD, examine political...
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Breaking Barriers

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Determine how African-Americans have broken barriers in this history lesson. Middle schoolers discuss the 15th Amendment and the American civil rights movement prior to analyzing Barack Obama's speech "A More Perfect Union," taking care...
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Separate But Equal? A Lesson on the Briggs v. Elliott Case in Claredon County, SC

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders discussschool integration.  In this racial inequality lesson, 3rd graders read Remember: The Journey to School Integrationand discuss the school facilities and how people must have felt. Students watch a video to learn...
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Chapter Five Worksheet Civil Rights

For Students 8th - 12th
Finish a unit on equal rights in American history with a 25-question assessment. Focusing on the legal and social history of discrimination in the United States, the worksheet challenges learners to differentiate between the implications...
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Integration with Dignity

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students study segregation. In this social studies lesson, students research racial equality in schools and the civil rights movement. Students read about Jim Crow laws, early desegregation and Clemson University.
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SAT and ACT – How Equitable Are They?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Test the test takers' knowledge of statistics about data from the SAT and ACT tests. Future collegians explore the idea of gender and racial bias in high-stakes college admissions exams. They analyze historical data on average scores by...
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The Adarand Case: Affirmative Action and Equal Protection

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine the Adarand case.  In this American Government lesson, 11th graders create a list of reasons for each affirmative action program.  Students develop a defense on certain issues and present it to the class. 
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Racial Inequality: Remnants of a Troubled Time

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students watch the Discovery program "Racial Inequality: Remnants of a Troubled Time" then examine the ratification of the 14th Amendment and the Plessy v. Ferguson decision. They research one of three events that tested Brown v. Board...
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All Men Are Created Equal?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the evolution and expansion of the American concept of democracy. They study how these democratic ideals have not always been held up by reading about Dred Scott and the Standing Bear court cases.
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Strategies for an Equal Education

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the impact of racial discrimination. In this equality lesson plan, students identify examples of discrimination, analyze its impact, and examine strategies to overcome racial stereo typing and discrimination.
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Lincoln's Legend and Legacy

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners evaluate Lincoln's impact on American History. In this Civil War lesson, students view a film clip of writings about Lincoln. Learners take notes and compare how the writings define his legacy. Students write their own poem or...
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Schools of Thought on Segregation

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read a New York Times article in order to explain how American courts and communities are dealing with the unanimous Supreme Court decision to end "separate but equal" education. They analyze how this affects the nation's youth.
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Brown v. Board of Education

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Follow the fiercest battles for racial equality, starting with Brown vs. Board of Education. Watch Martin Luther King as he fought for the rights of African American students entering desegregated schools.
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The African-American Struggle for Equality in the World War II Era

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers respect and appreciate the challenges people faced during World War II. They develop the different perspectives on race during WWII. Students develop that the nation's actions may not exemplify a nation's stated ideals....

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