The episode in the America by the Numbers series, “Mainstream, USA,” welcomes viewers to Clarkston, Georgia—one of the most diverse square miles in the United States. Designated as a refugee resettlement site in the 1980s, Clarkston is home to people from over 40 different countries. Once a hub for the Ku Klux Klan, the city has gone from being 90 percent white to 82 percent non-white in just 30 years. The episode examines how Clarkston’s daily realities reflect wider demographic trends and explores the collaborations and collisions that are occurring between the old and new South. “Mainstream, USA” also takes a look at how new residents of the United States long to be part of the political process.
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 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.