Introduction to Sexism
Students develop an understanding of sexism, its effects, and the ways in which messages in society (in media, texts, schools, families, et cetera) reinforce stereotypical beliefs.
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Investigating the Harlem Renaissance
The work of Langston Hughes opens the door to research into the origin and legacy of the Harlem Renaissance and how the literature of the period can be viewed as a commentary on race relations in America. In addition, groups are assigned...
11th - 12th English Language Arts
Prejudice and Discrimination
How do we break the habit of prejudice? The activities in this packet are designed to promote awareness, harmony, and acceptance. Participants identify their stereotypic beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors, reflect to discover the sources...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Comparison of Women Writers From the Republic of Korea and the United States of America
Students compare and contrast the literature of the Republic of Korea to that of the United States with an emphasis on women writers. In this women writers lesson, students complete a 30 page packet of analysis activities for women...
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Against Their Will: North Carolina’s Eugenics Program & In re Moore
An engaging topic for ethics, psychology, or history classes, this resource on eugenics programs in the US has everything needed for a solid learning experience. It includes all of the necessary readings (including primary sources),...
10th - 11th Social Studies & History
Lesson: Skin Fruit: Propaganda of the Deed
Art can express acts of injustice and move society to action. Upper graders analyze contemporary art relating to specific moments in history. They discuss propaganda, anarchy, sociology, and violence as activism. After researching and...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Black Skin, White Justice: Race Matters in the Criminal Justice System
Students examine the effects of race in the criminal justice system. As a class, they brainstorm a list of instances when the offender has been an African American and he is not treated fairly in court based on his race. They analyze...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
GET UP, STAND UP: Fighting for Rights Around the World
Students explore basic human rights as they explore music by black artists. For this human rights lesson, students examine music as a cultural reflection of the justice issues. Students analyze Jamaican roots reggae of the 70s, American...
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts