Representing a Diverse Group of People
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Students discuss how members of Congress represent varied groups of people and identify several sub-groups present in their local population. They examine how a bill benefits certain groups of people and write a paper with their observations.
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Diversity in Media: Looking Critically at What We See
This learning experience fosters awareness of representations we see, and don't see, in the media. Learners list TV programs, games, and films they enjoy, identify characters' ethnic, religious, (dis)ability, and sexual orientation...
8th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
A Tapestry of Multicultural Diversity
New York City is a perfect place to begin a study of multicultural diversity. The largest and the most culturally diverse city in the United States provides the backdrop for a photo essay that features images of cultural and religious...
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8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Are We the People?
Taking on the roles of a fiery Boston patriot, a Philadelphia merchant's wife, and a prominent abolitionist, your young historians will consider the reactions of these early Americans to the creation of the Declaration of Independence,...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Does Rick Warren Represent Diversity?
The topic of this lesson focuses on whether or not Obama was able to convincingly defend his choice of choosing Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at his inauguration. This is considered a controversial or hot topic because it...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Role of Special Interest Groups
Young scholars examine the role of special interest groups in American politics. They conduct research on recently passed legislation, identify the influence of special interest groups on this legislation, watch a video, and read a handout.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
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8th - 11th Social Studies & History