Grades 6 to 8

Results for Grades 6 to 8

Who Do They Think We Are?

Lesson

1 December 2014 America by the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa —an eight-part PBS documentary series—tells the story of the changing demographics of the United States through ...
"Pass or Fail in Cambodia Town"

Lesson

17 November 2014 In “Pass or Fail in Cambodia Town,” America by the Numbers host Maria Hinojosa visits Long Beach, California, where ...
"Politics of the New South"

Lesson

3 November 2014 In “Politics of the New South,” the fifth episode in the America by the Numbers series, Maria Hinojosa revisits ...
Through Someone Else’s Eyes: Perspectives from Coeur d’Alene

Lesson

22 October 2014 The third episode in the America by the Numbers series, “Our Private Idaho,” takes viewers to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. ...
6-8 Literature

Supplemental Content

Texts marked with this icon   are available free of charge through  Perspectives for a Diverse America . Click the icon to visit the registration page.     “A Poem for My Librarian, Mrs. Long: (You Never Know what Troubled ...
6-8 Informational

Supplemental Content

Texts marked with this icon   are available free of charge through  Perspectives for a Diverse America . Click the icon to visit the registration page.     Always Running Luis J. Rodriguez Lens: Race and ...
“Mainstream, USA”

Lesson

6 October 2014 The first episode in the America by the Numbers series, “Mainstream, USA,” welcomes viewers to Clarkston, Georgia—one ...
America by the Numbers

Lesson

6 October 2014 America by the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa , a new documentary series produced by the Harlem-based Futuro Media ...
One Person, One Vote

Film Kit

21 August 2014 Discover the role educators and students ...
Editorial Cartoons: Poverty/Environmental Justice

Lesson

17 February 2014 This is the fourth lesson in the series " Using Editorial Cartoons to Teach Social Justice ." People who ...
Editorial Cartoon: Racial Profiling

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17 February 2014 This is the second lesson in the series " Using Editorial Cartoons to Teach Social Justice ." ...
Editorial Cartoon: Intolerance

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17 February 2014 Activities will help students see how artists can use cartoons to express their opinions about society and culture. ...
Women’s Suffrage

Lesson

17 February 2014 This lesson is the fourth in a series called  Expanding Voting Rights . The overall goal of the series is for ...
Should Your Hairstyle Be A Constitutional Right?

Lesson

17 February 2014 This lesson uses the strategies of “student questioning for purposeful learning” (SQPL) and jigsaw grouping to engage ...
Recognizing the Undocumented

Lesson

17 February 2014 This lesson features activities that will make students aware of the roles that undocumented immigrants play in the ...
Fighting Hunger

Lesson

17 February 2014 This lesson encourages students to investigate domestic hunger in the United States as well as in their own communities ...
Banned Books and Discrimination

Activity Exchange

15 January 2014 Number 46: Spring 2014 This lesson provides an opportunity to discuss the history of ...
Gender Stereotyping

Activity Exchange

15 January 2014 Number 46: Spring 2014 This activity encourages students to learn about the adults who work ...
Band-Aids for Bullying

Activity Exchange

10 September 2013 Number 45: Fall 2013 Each year the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) at my middle school ...
Inclusive Spirit Week

Activity Exchange

10 September 2013 Number 45: Fall 2013 This activity can be used any time of year or for annual campaigns ...
Identifying the Need for Activism

Lesson

11 June 2013 What’s the big deal about activism? Is activism really needed in order for change to occur? Activism is something that ...
Defining Activism

Lesson

11 June 2013 If you were to ask a young person “What is community?” they might pause and think for a moment before giving an answer. ...
Art Expression Through Music

Activity Exchange

15 May 2013 Gale Bournazian-Ybarra This activity uses music ...
Toolkit for “When Bad Things Happen”

Toolkit

7 May 2013 This toolkit accompanies the article “When Bad Things Happen,” and provides professional-development resources to support ...
Toolkit for “Uncommon Ground”

Toolkit

7 May 2013 This toolkit accompanies the article “Uncommon Ground,” and provides a classroom activity to celebrate diversity and build ...
Toolkit for “Story Corner”

Toolkit

7 May 2013 This toolkit accompanies the story corner “Michael,” and provides classroom resources for making student journals, as well ...
Toolkit for “Set In Stone”

Toolkit

14 May 2013 This toolkit accompanies the article “Set in Stone,” and provides classroom activity ideas to bring monuments to life and ...
Toolkit for “Serving Up Food Justice at School”

Toolkit

7 May 2013 This toolkit accompanies the article “Serving Up Justice at School,” and provides a classroom activity that engages students ...
Toolkit for “Out at Last”

Toolkit

7 May 2013 This toolkit accompanies the article “Out at Last,” and provides professional-development resources to support LGBT ...
Toolkit for “How Will You Mix It Up in 2013?”

Toolkit

7 May 2013 This toolkit accompanies the article “How Will You Mix It Up in 2013?” and provides classroom and professional-development ...
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