Learners debate the pros and cons of affirmative action. In a small group role play, students act as university admissions officers, making recommendations on admissions policy.
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Chapter Five Worksheet Civil Rights
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...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Role of Affirmative Action in the Civil Rights Movement
Young scholars debate Affirmative Action. In this Civil Rights lesson students examine the development of affirmative action. Young scholars discuss whether affirmative action is advancing equality and civil rights or not.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Getting In Is Half the Battle
Students read and discuss "Defending Affirmative Action With Social Science," examining the admissions policies in public universities and colleges. They write persuasive essays either for or against the admissions policies in their state.
6th - 12th English Language Arts
The Adarand Case: Affirmative Action and Equal Protection
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.
11th Social Studies & History