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Learning About Racial Discrimination
Third graders engage in a lesson that is about the study of racial discrimination with the focus upon Martin Luther King Jr. They conduct research using a variety of resources and fill out a graphic organizer looking for information.
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New Review 10 Ideas for Teaching Black History Month
Celebrate Black History Month with the help of 10 ideas that delve deep into the history, major events, contributions, famous African Americans, and sheds light on how scholars today can take a proactive stance on current civil rights...
K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Land, Liberty and the Struggle for the American Dream
Students investigate equality by reading a historical fiction book in class. In this civil rights lesson, students read the story Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry with their classmates and define the Jim Crow Laws that kept blacks...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Slavery and the Underground Railroad
Third graders discover racism in our country by investigating the Internet. In this abolitionist movement lesson, 3rd graders define the Underground Railroad and participate in an activity by logging on to an on-line History website. ...
3rd Visual & Performing Arts
Citizenship Themed: Taking Action on Fairness
Here is a set of wonderful activities that will offer young learners the chance to see how some prominent figures have taken action to ensure greater equality and fairness around the world. Given the context of the 2014 World Cup, the...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Applying Ahimsa to Traditional Stories
Investigate the life of Mahatma Gandhi by researching non-violent lifestyles. Learners define the word ahimsa and discuss the personal characteristics that made Gandhi a peaceful warrior. They also create a poster about the story "The...
2nd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Anti Racism Activity: The Sneetches
Students group together into fairness teams and reflect on how to be fair. In this fairness lesson plan, students read about The Sneetches and discuss how racism singles people out. Then they discuss their own experiences and group...
1st - 4th Social Studies & History
Rosa Parks Changed the Rules
Young scholars complete a diagram of the Montgomery bus that carried Rosa Parks into the history books. They read about Rosa Park's contributions to the Civil Rights movement. They role play Rosa Park's refusal to move to the back of the...
K - 5th Social Studies & History