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207 reviewed resources for racial equality

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Acting Out Social Justice

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Societal inequalities keep opportunities away from select groups of individuals, even when all else appears equal. High schoolers conduct research on the ways society discriminates against certain populations, including immigrants,...
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Documented Rights Educational Lesson Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How have groups struggled to have their unalienable rights recognized in the United States? Acting as a research team for the Human Rights Council of the United Nations, your young historians will break into groups to research how people...
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Women's Roles in Post World War II

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars discuss the role of women before, during, and after World War II. In this equality instructional activity, students plan how to make the workforce more equal among men and women after World War II. They research World War...
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"All We Want Is an Equal Chance, an Open Field, and a Fair Fight"

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students investigate the California Gold Rush. In this California history lesson plan, students analyze images, letters, and documents from the era to discover information about the events and social conditions spurred by the Gold Rush....
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Equality for One; Equality for All

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine the women's suffrage movement. In this West Virginia history lesson, 8th graders read "The Declaration of Sentiments," and discuss the main points of the document. Students then visit the West Virginia history...
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Race riots

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers encounter what is meant by a race riot. Students show what caused the Bradford riots. High schoolers discuss what could help to prevent race riots in the future. Students design a survey to see if there is any tension...
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The African-American Struggle for Equality in the World War II Era

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students 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. Students...
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What Are Stereotypes and Gender Roles?

For Students 7th - 12th
Living up to what society expects of you is difficult enough before you add the complications of sexual and racial prejudice. Discuss the difficulties faced by people in your country, neighborhood, and classroom with a series of...
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Jackie Steals Home

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Learners draw on their previous studies of American history and culture as they analyze primary sources from Jackie Robinson and Other Baseball Highlights, 1860s - 1960s in American Memory. A close reading of two documents relating to...
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Breaking News English: French Football

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Intermediate or early advanced English speakers practice their reading comprehension skills with this short passage and its accompanying activities. After reading the text, learners talk about racism, discrimination, equality, and...
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Civil Rights Leaders

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders investigate three American leaders from the Civil Rights Movement while they examine the early 1960's and the topic of racial equality. They listen to music from the era, read speeches, and look at images of Martin Luther...
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Racial Inequality: Remnants of a Troubled Time

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders study the ratification of the 14th Amendment and the Plessy v. Ferguson decision.  In this US History lesson plan, 8th graders read excerpts from the Brown v. Board of education decision.  Students investigate one of three...
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In the Struggle for Equality and Justice for All

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners focus on the struggle for minorities rights. They describe the civil rights movement of the late 1950's and the 1960's. They trace the roots of the movement in the second-class treatment accorded many black Americans and...
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F.E.W. Harper: Uplifted from the Shadows

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Young historians discover the life of an incredible African American woman who, as an anti-slavery lecturer prior to the Civil War, defied stereotypes of what women could accomplish. Pupils explore the concept of stereotyping, read...
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Gay Marriage

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The first legal gay marriage in the United States occurred in Massachusetts in 2004. Since then, countless others have tied the knot. Scholars decide whether gay marriage should be legal by reading a history of the issue, analyzing the...
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The 1960s in America

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Discover the incredible change and volatility that was 1960s America with an engaging, informative video. It begins with an extensive overview of pivotal moments during the civil rights movement and the subsequent shift toward militant...
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Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Know your rights! A social studies resource features lecture notes and review questions that focus on rights guaranteed to American citizens by Constitutional amendments. Additionally, it connects modern-day issues and court cases to the...
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Who, Me? Biased?: Understanding Implicit Bias

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
A 10-page interactive explains different facets of implicit bias, demonstrates how implicit bias works, and how people can counteract its effects. The interactive tools permit users to save their information in "My Work" folders, to take...
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Social Studies: The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students examine the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his impact on racial equality. In addition to lectures and discussion, students also submit two written assignments exploring how struggle builds character and the sacrifices and...
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Integration with Dignity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the integration of schools. In this integration lesson, students examine the civil rights movement. Students explore the Brown v. Board of Education court case and distinguish between segregation and separation.
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For Better Or For Worse

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore personal and public responsibility in dealing with social inequality. They conduct research and participate in a discussion about the effect of Hurricane Katrina in regard to racial and economic equality in the United...
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Working It Out

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students participate in a simulation in which they are arbitrarily assigned different work roles and compare their experiences to those discussed in a New York Times article about the racial divisions in a pork production plant.
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Bases Divided: Segregation And Discrimination in Baseball

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students view video and conduct research on how baseball has reflected the social context of American history. They work in groups to investigate outstanding minority baseball players, including racial minorities and women, and develop...
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Multicultural Issues and the Law: Gender and Race Based Schooling

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the problems associated with gender based and race based education. In groups, they research the history of education and the laws that have changed education and impacted lives. They brainstorm a list of the positives...

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