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Lessons

These robust, ready-to-use classroom lessons offer breadth and depth, spanning essential social justice topics and reinforcing critical social emotional learning skills.

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47 LESSONS

Farmworkers and the Union Handout

This handout accompanies the lesson "Farmworkers and the Union." A Spanish version is included.
Grade Level
6-8
9-12
Topic
Immigration
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
History
Economics
Social Justice Domain
Justice

The Language of the Immigration Debate

This lesson explores the effect of terminology surrounding the immigration debate.
Grade Level
6-8
9-12
Topic
Immigration
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
Justice

Latino Civil Rights Timeline, 1903 to 2006

This timeline is used with "Understanding the History of Latino Civil Rights" and "Exploring the History of Latino Civil Rights" lessons.
Grade Level
3-5
6-8
9-12
Topic
Race & Ethnicity
Immigration
Rights & Activism
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
History
Arts
Social Justice Domain
Action

Exploring the History of Latino Civil Rights

Use these activities to help students gain a deeper understanding of Latino Civil Rights and explore their own personal timelines.
Grade Level
3-5
Topic
Race & Ethnicity
Immigration
Rights & Activism
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
History
Arts
Social Justice Domain
Action

Understanding the History of Latino Civil Rights

Use these activities to help students gain a deeper understanding of Latino Civil Rights and explore their own personal timelines.
Grade Level
6-8
9-12
Topic
Race & Ethnicity
Immigration
Rights & Activism
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
History
Arts
Social Justice Domain
Action

Analyzing the School Holiday Calendar

These activities ask students to engage with the question of what an equitable school calendar looks like and how to make their own school calendar more inclusive.
Grade Level
6-8
9-12
Topic
Religion
Immigration
Rights & Activism
Social Justice Domain
Identity
Diversity
Justice
Action

Understanding My Family's History

After exposure to relevant literature in class, students will research their family history by interviewing their parents. They will use this information along with visual props to tell their story to classmates.
Grade Level
K-2
3-5
Topic
Race & Ethnicity
Immigration
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Arts
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
Identity
Diversity
Justice

Immigration Myths

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.
Grade Level
6-8
9-12
Topic
Immigration
Social Justice Domain
Justice