Unit Overview 

Stuents learn about historical incidents of race discrimination and public protest, drawing parallels to present day social barriers and the need for social action. Students define stereotype, discrimination, racism, and prejudice and brainstorm a social action plan to heal racism. Students organize a “Mix It Up Day!” with the intention of breaking down social and racial barriers in the school lunchroom.

Service Experience 
“Mix It Up Day!” Breaking down barriers in the high school cafeteria.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Challenging Social Boundaries
Lesson 2 of 5
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

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.

Unit: 
Challenging Social Boundaries
Lesson 4 of 5
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

Using the examples of history, the learners will describe the benefits of forming a non-profit organization to accomplish a cause rather than working alone. They will experience how a non-profit organization works by forming a mock organization within their classroom.