The Controversy Over Hate Crimes
Eleventh graders explore academic controversy. In this Law instructional activity, 11th graders conduct a debate on hate crimes. Students research their controversial issue and present their findings to their class.
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DNA, Crime and Law Enforcement
Civil rights meets biotechnology in a instructional activity that scrutinizes the collection of DNA of citizens who have been arrested, but not yet convicted of a crime. Real-life cases are examined in which the DNA of a relative was...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
What Should President Truman Do?
After reading the article Choices: Truman, Hirohito, and the Atomic Bomb, class members engage in a simulation, assume the role of President Truman or one of his advisors, and discuss the options open to the president. The exercise...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Symbols and Words of Hate
“Learning to discuss. . . controversial topics in an open and respectful way is a key to ensuring a healthy classroom, school, and community.” Guided by this principle, this resource is structured with a series of exercises that asks...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Taking Perspectives on Cyberbullying
After discussing the vocabulary term perspective, and introducing the class to the characters in the included clip from Friday Night Lights, ask individuals to put themselves in the place of one of the characters in the clip. Once pupils...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Islam in the United States: Hate Crimes and Hope
Pupils state things learned about Muslims in America through a short lecture, an interview, and reading. Using the information learned, they formulate questions to learn more. Students define hate crimes, and how the events of 9/11 have...
10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Why Does It Matter? Teaching Tolerance in an Unforgiving Society
Students listen to the song "Scarecrow" by Melissa Etheridge and draw what they think the song is about. They discover the song is about a man who was attacked. They again express their feelings about the song through drawing. Finally...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Jamie Nabozny: Bullying: Language, Literature and Life
Class members identify bullying in contemporary texts and role play how they might change those scenes to examples of anti-bullying. They then re-define their initial definitions of bullying and discuss what they would like to see as...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed