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LESSON

Modern-Day Heroes: People Who Are Making a Difference

The purpose of this lesson is to help students identify and recognize modern-day heroes—people who have made, and are making, a difference in their communities or in the world. Students will learn how local movements can become national, then global, movements through the activism and perseverance of upstanding individuals.
Grade Level
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

Calculating The Poverty Line

Classroom experiences that critically investigate the causes and meaning of poverty in our own nation offer students tools for change, and new ways to interpret the world around them.
Grade Level
Topic
Subject
Social Studies
Economics
Math & Technology
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

Making Cents of Privilege

I work with upper-middle-class students, and it is sometimes difficult for them to understand that not all children have access to the same opportunities they have regarding dining out, participating in extracurricular activities, vacations or receiving allowances. Consequently, I wanted to create a lesson on the value of money.
Grade Level
3-5
Topic
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

'Mathematics for Our Past'

Our students come from upper-middle-class homes and live in a sheltered suburban community with little exposure to anyone significantly different than themselves. Teaching tolerance is difficult when they have few experiences with diversity. This project introduces students to a diverse group of people who experienced intolerance.
Grade Level
Topic
Subject
History
Math & Technology
Social Justice Domain