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Then and Now: Tolerance as a Casualty of War

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This activity helps students understand the injustice and dangers of scapegoating an entire group of people during a national crisis. 17 ...
Do's and Don'ts of Teaching Black History

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How do you ensure students get the most out of black history and Black History Month? Here are some suggestions. 17 February 2014 ...
Art and Racial Justice: What is in a Self-Portrait?

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28 June 2013 Just as portraits give us a window into how artists see their subjects and what messages they might be trying to send about ...
Art and Social Justice: What is a Portrait?

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28 June 2013 Students will: become familiar with the genre of photographic portraiture. analyze ways that portrait ...
The Name Jar

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15 May 2013 Maridee Ryan This reading activity helps students ...
How Does Immigration Shape the Nation’s Identity?

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1 May 2013 In this lesson, students consider what it means to be an American, using an opinion piece about the “American Identity ...
The Aleut Evacuation: An Overlooked Injustice

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24 January 2013 The history of a proud indigenous people during WWII. Poised in the midst of Beringia, ...
School Integration 55 Years Later

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This lesson is part of The Little Rock Battle for School Integration series, which introduces students to the actors and events central to the 1957 Little Rock Central High School desegregation crisis. ...
The Study of Racial Representation via Television Commercial Analysis

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In my Latino/Latina literature class, my primary intent is to help my students see the inequities created in our society by pervasive racism and discrimination. This project asks that the students watch two hours of television, focusing only on ...
Race and Poverty

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In this lesson, students will learn that race is a factor often connected to poverty and that institutions can create obstacles for the poor—and for people of color who live in poverty—that block participation ...
Food Deserts: Causes, Consequences and Solutions

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Increases in obesity and diet-related diseases are major health problems in the United States. During the last 20 years there has been a dramatic increase in the nation’s obesity rates, correlating with ...
Different Colors of Beauty: Reflection

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This lesson is the sixth in a series called “ The Different Colors of Beauty .” The goal of these lessons is to help students develop their racial or ethnic identities in a safe and open classroom ...
Painting Beauty: Creating Self-Portraits

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This lesson is the fifth in a series called “ The Different Colors of Beauty .” The goal of these lessons is to help students develop their racial or ethnic identities in a safe and open classroom ...
Sharing Our Colors: Writing Poetry

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This lesson is the third in a series called “ The Different Colors of Beauty .” The goal of these lessons is to help students develop their racial or ethnic identities in a safe and open classroom ...
Looking at Race and Racial Identity Through Critical Literacy in Children’s Books

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This lesson, the second in a series , encourages students to think and talk openly about the concept of beauty, particularly as it overlaps with issues of race and racial identity. ...
Different Colors of Beauty

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The overall goal of these lessons is to help students develop their racial or ethnic identities in a safe and open classroom environment. Each lesson capitalizes on a slightly different modality of learning. The lessons offer questions and ...
Looking Closely at Ourselves

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This lesson is the first in a series called “ The Different Colors of Beauty .” The overall goal of these lessons is to help students develop their racial or ethnic identities in a safe and open classroom ...
Los Héroes y las Heroínas

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Through songs, stories and paintings, students explore how and why communities tell stories about heroes and heroines. This helps students develop a greater understanding of actions ...
Trading Cards That Honor True Greatness

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Each year in my elementary art classroom, students learn about a diverse group of black men and women in honor of Black History Month (this activity, though, is relevant throughout the year). ...
Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice: Exposing Racism

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Photographs can sometimes capture important moments in American history. This lesson is part of the  Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice  series. ...
One Survivor Remembers: Intolerance Today

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This lesson is an excerpt from the accompanying teacher's guide to One Survivor Remembers , a teaching kit built around the incredible life story of Holocaust survivor Gerda Weissmann Klein. ...
Treasure Chest for Change

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It is a challenge to help students to learn not only about history but also from it. I use Treasure Chest for Change as the culminating activity of an ...
The Gulf Oil Spill: An Environmental Justice Disaster

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In April 2010, an environmental catastrophe occurred in the Gulf of Mexico. A deep-sea oil-drilling rig exploded, and millions of gallons of oil continued to gush into the Gulf for several months. The disaster ...
Editorial Cartoon: Racism

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This is the twelfth lesson in the series " Using Editorial Cartoons to Teach Social Justice ." Activities will help ...
Editorial Cartoons: Language Diversity

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This is the ninth lesson in the series " Using Editorial Cartoons to Teach Social Justice ." Activities meet the ...
Indian Removal: Does History Always Reflect Progress?

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History is often seen as the march of progress. In U.S. history, the chronology of events that led from the settlement of to the formation of colonies, from a newborn nation to the current 50 states, is ...
Discrimination on the Menu

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The Chicago Tribune article, “Race Gap Seen in Restaurant Hiring,” explores the roles of race and class in staffing and uncovers examples and statistics pertaining to employment-related bias at our ...
Stereotypes and Tonto

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This lesson revolves around Sherman Alexie’s poignant yet humorous and accessible essay, “I Hated Tonto (Still Do).” It explores the negative impact that stereotypes have on the self-worth of individuals and ...
Hate Crimes Legislation

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In October 2009, President Barack Obama signed into law the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. The new law expands the definition of hate-crime victims, requires additional ...
What Counts as History?

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This lesson asks students to think about what counts as history. It is divided into two parts. Part 1 gets students thinking about what’s included in the history they study, and what’s missing. Part 1 can ...
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