Increasingly diverse school populations mean that campuses are not, unfortunately, immune to hate crimes. The U.S. Department of Justice addresses the needs of teachers and school administrators in “Preventing Youth Hate Crime: A Manual for Schools and Communities,” available online in PDF form. This resource provides ideas both for immediate action and long-term policy responses to hate crimes, as well as a list of successful programs on campuses around the nation.
EARLY GRADES (3-5)
MIDDLE GRADES (6-8)
HIGH SCHOOL (9-12)
Activities and the embedded assessments address the following standards (McREL 4th Edition):
Standard 1. Uses the general skills and strategies of the writing process.
Standard 2. Uses the stylistic and rhetorical aspects of writing.
Standard 4. Gathers and uses information for research purposes.
Standard 7. Uses reading skills and strategies to understand and interpret a variety of informational texts.
Standard 3. Understands the sources, purposes, and functions of law, and the importance of the rule of law for the protection of individual rights and the common good.
Standard 5. Understands the major characteristics of systems of shared powers and of parliamentary systems.
Standard 14. Understands issues concerning the disparities between ideals and reality in American political and social life.
Standard 6. Understands and applies basic and advanced concepts of statistics and data analysis.
Standard 9. Understands the general nature and uses of mathematics.
Standard 1. Demonstrates competence in writing scripts.
Standard 3. Designs and produces informal and formal productions.
Standard 2. Knows the characteristics and uses of computer software programs.
Thinking and Reasoning
Standard 1. Understands and applies the basic principles of presenting an argument.
Standard 3. Effectively uses mental processes that are based on identifying similarities and differences.
Working with Others
Standard 1. Contributes to the overall effort of a group.
Standard 4. Displays effective interpersonal communication skills.