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LESSON

Advertisements and You

This lesson starts by showing children some of the kinds of advertisements they might run into online and helping them analyze these ads with a critical eye.
Grade Level
K-2
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

Part of a Community Online

This lesson focuses on helping young children learn to participate in different kinds of digital communities. Students will solidify and work on what they know about being part of any community.
Grade Level
K-2
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

Analyzing Gender Stereotypes in Media

This lesson helps students analyze and critique messages about gender that they get from various media. Students will focus on toys and toy advertisements, challenging themselves to think past what advertisements tell them about their gender identity.
Grade Level
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

Wants Versus Needs

In this lesson students explore why they want the things they want, how it feels not to have everything they want, and how to appreciate non-material possessions that can make us rich in deeper ways.
Grade Level
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Arts
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

Exploring Gender Stereotypes in Stories

This lesson allows children to look at one or more picture books that counter gender stereotypes. After discussion of the book, children will engage in a creative writing activity geared to fostering individual identity and resisting social definitions of what and how a boy or girl “should” be.
Grade Level
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

What are Gender Stereotypes?

In this lesson, students will think about characteristics they ascribe to either boys or girls. They will learn about the idea of “stereotypes” and will consider whether gender stereotypes are fair or unfair. They will also discuss how it feels to not conform to socially defined gender norms.
Grade Level
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

What's Fair?

This lesson helps students explore the difference between being fair and unfair and how being fair helps everyone get along.
Grade Level
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
SEL
Arts
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

Activate Activism: Planning Our Message

This is lesson seven of the series Art and Activism, which begins a long-term collaborative project that focuses on thinking about art as a tool for activism. Students work collaboratively to identify and select a message or theme for a community activism mural.
Grade Level
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Arts
Social Justice Domain