Making Lemonade: Responding to Oppression in Empowering Ways

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An activity focused on tolerance encourages class members to consider how they might respond when they or someone else is the target of oppression and discrimination. After researching how some key figures responded to the anti-Semitism in the 1900s and the resistance to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, individuals craft a reflection in which they consider how they might respond to oppression in an empowering way.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have teams research how other groups have responded to oppression in empowering ways
Classroom Considerations

  • The eighth in a series of 17 related resources
  • Requires access to Jonathan Kaufman's Broken Alliance: The Turbulent Times Between Blacks and Jews in America
  • The activity assumes a protocol is in place for the safe, respectful discussion of controversial issues
Pros

  • The four-page packet includes a detailed plan, discussion questions, the writing prompt, and a graphic organizer
Cons

  • No link is provided to the required readings
Common Core