School Culture & Climate Teacher Resources

What is the culture of your school? How can you provide social and emotional tools to your students to improve current dynamics at play? We have resources to help. 

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Becoming Us

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
The mission statement of the National Museum of American History’s Becoming US: Teaching Immigration and Migration History in the 21st Century series is to provide “educational resources for high school teachers and students to learn...
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Becoming Us: Education

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
The Becoming Us: Education module examines the history of the fight for racial justice and educational equity today. The first case study looks at the re-segregation of American schools, while the second explores the resistance to school...
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End of year Activities K-5

For Students Pre-K - 5th
Use this collection of digital and print resources to wrap up the school year. Activites include resources to use in the virtual classroom!
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School Climate

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Young scholars examine school climate in relation to the physical structure of the school building. A Luann cartoon can be used to stimulate thinking and promote discussion which focuses on feelings of alienation that can occur in large...
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The School: School Culture Across Louisiana

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students identify and research school customs and folk groups through discussion and interviews. Then they identify and learn that traditional culture exists within other cultural contexts, such as the academic world of school, and in...
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Personal Code of Ethics

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders develop a personal code of ethics and relate their personal code of ethics to school situations. They discuss steps they will take to resolve ethical issue at school and develop a personal plan to advocate for an ethical...
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School for Santas

For Students 6th - 8th
Being able to read and recall is a very important skill. Why not have learners read about an American holiday phenomenon? They'll answer who, what, when, where, why, and how with regard to a New York Times article about a school for...
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Student Opinion: Are You Popular, Quirky or Conformist?

For Students 7th - 12th
Approach the topic of popularity with this resource from the New York Times and their Learning Network series. The article is about Alexandra Robbins' "Quirk Theory." Learners respond to the article excerpt either on paper or online....
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School Climate, Where Are We Now?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers complete a school climate survey. They analyze the results and decide on an area of need in the school. They recommend a plan of action and complete it.
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Six Lessons from Jena

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students have discussions on how to create a good school climate based on Jena Every School. Students discuss signs of trouble, school climate, bias incidences, forums for discussion, teachable moments, and bridging divisions in the school.
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Warning Signs

For Teachers K - 12th
Students identify the signs that someone is being bullied. In this school climate lesson plan, students discuss the provided list of signs that one is being bullied. Links are provided to other lessons about bullying.
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The Many Roles I Play in My Community

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Small groups brainstorm their roles in the community. Then, individually, complete a community roles web worksheet. Peers share their completed product and extend the conversation to include the feelings and character traits that go...
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Re-Segregation of American Schools: Re-Segregation

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
New ReviewExamine the re-segregation of public schools in a thought-provoking resource. Young scholars read articles and primary sources, complete worksheets, and watch a video to explore the idea that desegregation made schools more segregated....
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Separate is Not Equal: Fight for Desegregation

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
New ReviewSeparate is not equal! An eye-opening lesson delves into the past to understand the fight for desegregation and how it impacted African American communities. Academics complete two one-hour lessons using documents, photographs, and...
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Resistance to School Desegregation: The Boston Busing Crisis

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
New ReviewDespite how it sounds, Boston's busing crisis wasn't a transportation problem. Academics address the problems faced by African Americans following school desegregation and the struggle to receive equal educational opportunities. Scholars...
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inspireED Innovator's Guide

For Students K - Higher Ed
Educators and scholars come together to build a team of go-getters striving for positive change in their school and community. Become an insipreED team with this handy guide designed to get you started. Sixty pages outline the who, what,...
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On This Day: March For Our Lives Rally

For Students 7th - Higher Ed
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting which took the lives of 17 innocent victims inspired more young activists to take up a cause. Academics learn how the March For Our Lives agenda was formed from this tragic event and how...
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STAR Deputies

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Scholars become STAR deputies in a lesson plan that encourages them to be problem-solvers. Small groups gather to complete a worksheet by answering questions. A discussion presents a scenario in which a problem occurs on the playground....
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STAR Deputies, Unite!

For Teachers 2nd Standards
STAR deputies unite! Scholars gather in small groups to solve problems using the STAR method. Pupils read a card that describes a situation that requires problem-solving. They role-play the scenario in front of their peers.
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Zoom-In: What is a Mosaic?

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders design mosaics that reflect their school's culture. In this visual arts activity, 3rd graders analyze primary sources available from the Library of Congress where they compare mosaics of the past to the cultures...
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Everyone Has the Right to Be Safe at School

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Create responsibility and a sense of ownership with a classroom behavior contract. Learners provide input and accept accountability for their own behavior. Everyone feels validated and heard as ideas are written on a large chart,...
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Inclusion/Exclusion

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students verbally share their own experiences as students, exploring different ways people are made to feel "included" in the learning process.
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The American Indian Boarding School Experience: Then and Now

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine cultural assimilation. In this Native American history lesson, students read and analyze "The Spirit Survives: The American Indian Boarding School Experience: Then and Now." Students identify how American Indian Boarding...
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School Customs Worksheet

For Students 6th - 8th
In this school customs worksheet, students answer 6 questions to enable them to consider the folklife of their school to inspire classroom discussion of the topic.

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