Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice | Legal Action: The Supreme Court

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A social justice instructional activity focuses on the Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia which struck down laws that prohibited marriages between African Americans and white Americans. The instructional activity begins with class members examining a photograph of Mildred Jeter Loving and Richard Loving and making inferences about the implications of the photograph. After reading about the court case, individuals visit the Marriage Equality USA website and then share something they learned about the struggle for marriage equality.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups investigate recent charges about voting restrictions including the vote-by-mail challenges and requirements for voter identification
Classroom Considerations
  • 10th in a series of 12 social justice resources using photographs
  • Requires computers with internet access
  • Ensure a protocol for a safe, respectful discussion of issues is in place
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
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  • Includes a vocabulary list and a detailed plan
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