This lesson helps students appreciate diversity among their peers and the diversity of immigrants all over the world. Through hands-on exercises, students will discover similarities and differences they share with other children.
In this lesson, students will deconstruct common myths about immigrants and the process of immigration in the United States. They will also have an opportunity to share their knowledge with the greater community.
This lesson explores, confronts and seeks to deconstruct stereotypes and fears targeted at Muslims. In small groups, students will analyze myths and misconceptions about Muslims. They will also understand the meaning of Islamophobia and its effects on Muslims, watch a video to understand the impact of Islamophobia and create an anti-Islamophobia campaign to display in school.
In this lesson, students consider what it means to be an American, using an opinion piece about the “American Identity Crisis” and several related videos as central texts. They answer a series of text-dependent questions, debate their opinions, write a brief constructed response, and make their own video that reflects their interpretation of “the face of America.”
In this lesson, students will analyze photographs that show people with different abilities and of different ages to explore assumptions about ability, age and activism. This is part of the Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice series.
In this lesson, students
compare and contrast two photographs of women. In doing so, they evaluate how a
photo creates a mood and how photos can encourage or challenge stereotypes. This activity is part of the Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice series.
The photo shows an anti-immigration protest on the campus of
the University of California at Berkeley. People with picket signs are arguing
for stricter immigration policies that would make it a felony to be in the
United States illegally. 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.
The photo is a portrait of homelessness and poverty. The
scene shows a woman sitting on a couch, surrounded by clothes and various
household items. A man stands near her.
In this lesson, students will analyze a photograph of people
protesting what they see as an unjust law: A law prohibiting marriage equality
in California. This lesson is part of the Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice series.
In this lesson, students analyze a photograph from the
freedom riders’ protest. This lesson is part of the Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice series.