Students can make a pledge to help end continued racism.
Activities will help students learn strategies for analyzing editorial cartoons.
Activities will help students:
- understand how a cartoon uses irony to make a political statement
- interpret visual and written material in an editorial cartoon
Activities will help students understand how images can come together to make a statement in an editorial cartoon
People who are poor don’t have access to the kinds of resources—good jobs, high-quality education and health care, for example—that people with more money have. One thing they do have access to, unfortunately, is a disproportionate share of environmental problems. You can see why: People who can afford to, live in places far away from oil wells, factories and toxic waste dumps. People with less money more often live near those environmentally undesirable—and often dangerous—places.
Activities will help students see how artists can use cartoons to express their opinions about society and culture.
This final lesson of the series, I See You, You See Me: Body Image and Social Justice, which helps students think about their bodies and body image as related to broader issues of social justice and stereotypes.
The history of a proud indigenous people during WWII.
Honoring the far-reaching contribution of women authors.
Activities for African American History Month
What would a neighborhood survey of businesses reveal about your community?
Black students everywhere made history as pioneers paving the way for racial integration in their hometowns. These activities complement the article, Little Rock Revisited: 40th Anniversary of Integration at Central High.
Measure your awareness of Native American influences in U.S. history and culture.
Commemorate the life of Louis Braille.
Use this excerpt from Lewis's Walking with the Wind to explore the Civil Rights Movement.
Americans may not give much recognition to the UN observance, but for ten years the citizens of Canada have heeded the UN's summons and gone so far as to expand upon the idea of a one-day commemorative event to create a nationwide program toward the eradication of racism.
A media journal project exposes classism in contemporary politics.
Celebrated annually on November 2, Dia de los Muertos, or "Day of the Dead," embraces life as it pokes fun at the Grim Reaper. (Note: In some regions, the celebration spans two days, from November 1st through the 2nd, in which case it is called Dias de los Muertos.)
Middle school students build their own Bill of Rights.
"You can't continue to have a world without equal participation of men and women. That's my central thesis."
"The fight should be for all human rights - - religious, ethnic, sexual. We have to stop grouping people; they aren't pickle bottles and you can't stick labels on them."
"I am not a politician by choice. Instead I try to pursue the objective of institution building, an essential component of the reconstruction of our nation."
"One must ask, 'Are you doing everything you can?' and I think if the answer is try 'Yes,' then you fell neither hopeless nor despairing."
"I realized that although eighty percent of women in India are economically active, they are outside the purview of legislation."
"It started with five women, then 15, then 80, then 150. When it reached these numbers, I realized I had to do something for these women."
"The myth of male superiority can only be demolished with shining examples of female achievement against which nobody could argue intelligently."
"We Africans may be impoverished, but we are not poor. ... We can learn things from others, but we also have a lot to offer the world."
"What remains in the end is a deep longing for justice. . .We want you all to remember what happened to our children so that it never happens again."
"Now I would like to see Guatemala at peace, with indigenous and nonindigenous people living side by side."
"We turn away so often. ... Each one of us has an individual responsibility to inform ourselves. To care. To respond."
"Everyone has to take responsibility and do whatever they can to avoid a nuclear war [even] contacting the US President."
Teaching Tolerance teamed with Bread and Roses, the cultural arm of local 1199, the National Health & Human Service Employees Union of the AFL-CIO to present the International Women of Hope Project.
Explore the separation of church and state with regards to school prayer and religious tolerance.
Ways to use "Home was a Horse Stall" in the classroom
This activity helps students understand the injustice and dangers of scapegoating an entire group of people during a national crisis.
Unsung Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement.
A high school teacher helps his students challenge their own racist beliefs.
Examine identity and assimilation with an activity that asks the essential question: Was there ever a part of your identity you had to hide?
This collection of primary resources and corresponding activities sheds light on the endurance of peaceful protesters in Montgomery, Ala., who overturned an unjust law.
In this lesson, students will explore the way clothing can influence our perceptions of one another.
This activity asks students to read and compare the language of two oral histories, asking them to think about prejudice, stigma and fundamental rights and freedoms.
Totally Us is a classroom activity developed from Totally Joe.
Comic books are visual literature. This simple cooperative group activity allows students to identify confrontational issues within their own school and then imagine solutions.
Photocopy or create a large map of the school, including the school grounds and the cafeteria. Then have students identify places that cliques or self-segregating groups gather.
As you read about Sacagawea and York, write a journal entry that imagines Sacagawea or York's first-person account.
This activity, developed from materials found on Poverty USA, will help students gain added perspective on poverty when considering the mathematical realities of what it means to live in poverty.
Activities for all grades to build community in your class this year.
The game centers on a question: "Could you be friends with someone who. . . ?"
Discussion questions for Papalotzin and the Monarchs / Papalotzin y las monarcas.
This activity focuses on musical explorations building on justice and inclusion themes.