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Analyzing How Words Communicate Bias

This lesson, part of the Digital Literacy series, focuses on teaching students to identify how writers can reveal their biases through their word choice and tone. Students will identify “charged” words that communicate a point of view. Students will understand how writers communicate a point of view implicitly by writing their own charged news stories.
Grade Level
6-8
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

Cliques in Schools

In this lesson, students will examine the cliques within their school community. They will also explore ways to integrate the student body and form relationships across, and in spite of, controlling cliques.
Grade Level
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

Developing Empathy

This lesson helps students gain a deeper understanding of empathy and how to put it into practice.
Grade Level
6-8
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
SEL
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

The New Mad Men

“The New Mad Men” explores how changing demographics in the United States have changed the face of advertising. In particular, the focus is on the purchasing power of the 54 million Latinx people currently living in the United States. The episode visits the headquarters of LatinWorks, an advertising agency in Austin, Texas, with a specialty in multicultural advertising.
Grade Level
LESSON

Band-Aids for Bullying

Each year the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) at my middle school organizes and facilitates anti-bullying events that are open to all students and staff members. Last year more than 200 students participated in one of our
Grade Level
6-8
Subject
SEL
Arts
Social Justice Domain