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Cultural Relevancy in the Cafeteria

This lesson seeks to open students’ eyes to the variety of experiences that they and their classmates have at lunchtime. Students learn about the dietary guidelines of various ethnic and religious groups and then analyze their cafeteria's food offerings.
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Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
Arts
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
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Analyzing Environmental Racism

This lesson has students examine data that show that disproportionately high percentages of people of color are being adversely affected by the oil spill cleanup.
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Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Geography
ELL / ESL
Math & Technology
Science & Health
Social Justice Domain
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Unequal Unemployment

The United States recovered from a very deep recession that began in 2007. In the years immediately afterwards, however, unemployment continued to be a problem for many Americans. The unemployment rate varies greatly between states and different races/ethnicities. In this lesson, students will examine and interpret racial unemployment rates across different states and three racial/ethnic groups (African Americans, Hispanics, and whites) from data in 2007 and 2015.
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Social Justice Domain
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The New Deciders

“The New Deciders” examines the influence of voters from four demographic groups—black millennials, Arab Americans, Latino Evangelicals and Asian Americans. Viewers will meet political hopefuls, community leaders, activists and church members from Orange County, California, Cleveland, Ohio, Greensboro, North Carolina and Orlando, Florida, all of whom have the opportunity to move the political needle, locally and nationally.
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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.
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LESSON

America by the Numbers

America by the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa, a PBS documentary series produced by the Harlem-based Futuro Media Group, reveals how dramatic changes in the composition and demographics of the United States are playing out across the country.
Grade Level
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Economics
Geography
ELL / ESL
Math & Technology
Social Justice Domain