In this lesson, you will analyze two photographs, each dealing with a different element of identity. This is part of the Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice series.
In this lesson, students get in touch with their “inner scientists,” first by viewing a video of a four-year-old solving a complex problem and then by working together to explain a discrepant event. Students also consider attributes shared by many scientists: curiosity, perseverance and the ability to problem-solve.
In this lesson, students explore the varied work of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians, and discuss character traits common to all of them. Through examples, they discover what scientists discover: dolphins at play and soccer balls that light up the night. And they meet a diverse group of scientists—inventors, problem-solvers and those who explain the world around us.
In this lesson, students examine a pie chart that shows the participation of white, black, Asian and Hispanic men and women in science and engineering careers. Students then take a closer look at the participation of white, black, Asian and Hispanic men and women in these careers as compared with their participation in the general workforce. Finally, students talk about possible reasons identity groups are unequally represented in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers, such as lack of power and opportunity, which can diminish students’ beliefs in their abilities to succeed. Finally, students complete a letter to a young person, encouraging them to consider a career in STEM.
In this lesson, students consider some of the advantages of a career in STEM. As a class, they plan activities in support of the idea of “STEM for all.”
Incorporate anti-bias teaching into science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with our new lesson series, “Stand Up for STEM”! This series of lessons explores the work of STEM professionals, examines the underrepresentation of women and people of color in STEM and considers ways to encourage diversity in these fields.
A poetry lesson weaves together the past, present and future of Emmett Till's tragic story.
In today's multicultural schools and classrooms, resolving conflict means being culturally aware.