Gangs or Cliques?
Students examine bias in language and images in popular media. They critically examine how prejudiced attitudes conveyed through the popular media contribute to the creation of negative ethnic stereotypes.
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The story of the life of Stanley Tookie Williams, the founder of the Crips, a Los Angeles gang, and later an anti-gang activist and children's author, is the focus of a resource that asks readers to ponder the question of whether or not...
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Lord of the Flies Unit
How does a society influence and shape individuals? Class members ponder this essential question as they read Lord of the Flies, as well as primary source materials about the historical background of the novel. As a final assessment,...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
NteQ Lesson Plan for S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders
Explore literature through the completion of reading comprehension worksheets in class. After reading the classic book, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, middle schoolers review each chapter by completing study questions and story webs....
6th - 9th English Language Arts
Gangs and Clicks... Are They One In the Same?
Students compare gangs and cliques. In this comparison lesson, students prepare to read the book, The Outsiders, by making a Venn diagram comparing gangs and cliques. They brainstorm ideas about the two groups which they add to the...
7th - 9th English Language Arts