In this lesson, learners will explore and address the following questions: Who are the minority voices of the past and how has the civil society sector stepped in to protect their rights? What actions were effective? What public policies are in place to protect them? Who are the bullied today...
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Unit: Bullying Prevention Plan
The purpose of this lesson is to explore the contributions artists make for the common good. We learn how their work is supported by philanthropy and nonproft organizations that assure we have access to art. Students may create art in the form or poetry or a picture to...
Students are introduced to the origin and purpose of Kwanzaa and make a kinara, or candle holder, to use for the rest of the unit as they learn about the seven principles of Kwanzaa.
After comparing and contrasting different cartoons, the learner uses cartooning as a means of public voice about political and social issues. Students create cartoons with their own social or political messages.
Unit: 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, the class prepares for two mock Supreme Court trials, considering the scenarios from Lessons One and Two. The Court will also use these models to decide the outcomes of the cases. As an ongoing Current Events assignment, learners will track affirmative action proposals and...
Unit: Philanthropy and You
Students will recognize the value of giving to the community by looking at examples of the sacrifices and traditions of people of Native American culture.