Students will describe the role that racism plays in self-betrayal and self-deception. They will reflect on how historic racist actions contributed to racial discrimination and strife in American society.
Students will be introduced to the term philanthropy and the concept of philanthropic acts as related to characters in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
Teacher's note: This lesson is intended for students who have read the book To Kill a Mockingbird.
This lesson will further develop the definition of philanthropy as it relates to characters in To Kill a Mockingbird. This lesson will focus on differences in characters within the novel and the sensitivity, as seen in specific actions, which enables the characters to participate in philanthropic acts.
This lesson will give students hands-on practice applying the concepts of philanthropy and sensitivity.
The purpose of this lesson is to explore prejudices and to find ways that philanthropy can promote tolerance and sensitivity toward others.
This lesson will solidify the underlying theme of philanthropy in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird.
Students view primary documents from black leader Ida B. Wells in the late 1800s and identify the fundamental components of philanthropic leadership through difficult times.
Using the Internet, learners examine primary source documents introducing the historic origins and Constitutional background of affirmative action.
In this lesson, learners view footage from the PBS documentary Eyes on the Prize on the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Learners discuss and answer questions on the process of desegregation in Little Rock, and the Core Democratic Values related to that process.
In this lesson, learners examine Affirmative Action programs in the workplace and begin to explore the concept of "reverse discrimination," using Internet sources and the attached study guides.