Diversity:Respect Our Differences
Middle schoolers explore understanding differences and respecting them by working in groups. They demonstrate respect towards each other and all people, no matter how different they are from you.
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Preserving the Bill of Rights
Consider how America's founding fathers and their experiences contributed to the rights we all enjoy today. A collection of reading, writing, and collaborative exercises prompt high schoolers to think about the ways their current lives...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Creating Your Own Town Hall Poster
Middle and high schoolers are walking into a world rife with strong political viewpoints and vocal opinions. Help to prepare them for controversial discussions with a lesson in which they choose, research, and learn more about a...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Contrasting Perspectives: Should the Farmworkers in Esperanza Rising Go On Strike? (Chapter 12: "Los Esparragos/Asparagus")
Explore multiple perspectives through a jigsaw activity that will improve your pupils' understanding of the characters in Esperanza Rising as well as their understanding of strikes and human rights. Tapping into prior knowledge, and...
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Multiple Perspectives: Primary Source Activity
Use primary sources to delve into seven different perspectives of the Boston Massacre. Here, historians read and examine images taken from the Boston Massacre's witnesses and participants. Then, they answer questions dissecting each...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Homophobia: What is It? What Can We Do About It?
A two-part lesson focuses on the sensitive issues of homophobia, discrimination, sexuality, and gender. Middle schoolers discuss individual and institutional discrimination, personal rights, homosexuality, and bullying.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
October: Respect for Self and Others
Young scholars realize their worth and dignity as human beings and account for their strengths as well as display their weaknesses. They display good manners and politeness, showing the respect for others as they would wish for...
6th - 9th Social Studies & History
How has culture shaped you? Middle and high schoolers examine different aspects of one's culture, including religious beliefs, social customs, and family traditions, and discuss the ways that their personalities have been formed by these...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable