Talking Tolerance: Exploring Attitudes About Difference And Discrimination
Students discuss attitudes toward different sexual orientations and how to recognize and combat homophobia and discrimination in their own lives, schools, and communities.
6th - 12th English Language Arts 14 Views 13 Downloads
James Baldwin: The Fire Next Time
“The only thing white people have that black people need, or should want, is power—and no one holds power forever.” Powerful, poignant, pointed excerpts from The Fire Next Time are used to “incite debate and discussion” of James...
10th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Treating Others with Respect
One of the most important things children learn in school has nothing to do with academics; it's the ability to treat others with respect. Engage your class in a dialogue about this crucial life skill with the discussion questions and...
2nd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Using TED Talks and Non-Print Texts to Address Reading and Speaking and Listening Standards
Who says that reading has to involve text? Use non-print texts, including videos, TED talks, and podcasts in your classroom to teach skills associated with nonfiction reading, including evaluating claims, finding main ideas, and...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A Matter of Prejudice
Kate Chopin's moving short story, "A Matter of Prejudice" prompts a discussion of the effects of prejudice and discrimination. After reading the story, class members use evidence from the story and their own experience to consider the...
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Homophobia: What is It? What Can We Do About It?
This two part lesson plan focuses on the sensitive issues of homophobia, discrimination, sexuality, and gender. Children in grades 5-8 discuss individual and institutional discrimination, personal rights, homosexuality, and bullying....
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
How Tolerant Are Kids in Your School?
Young scholars graph results of a survey about attitudes and tolerance in their school. They discuss the social climate of their school. Students complete a questionnaire, and tabulate the raw data from their class. They create a bar...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History