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64 resources with the concept activism

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Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954-1985

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The four resources in this collection look at the strategy of non-violence as a response to injustice. High schoolers study the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and 70s and its leaders, investigate examples of injustice and protest...
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Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Social justice is the theme of a 12-lesson unit that uses photographs to focus students' attention on and expand their understanding of current social issues facing society. Class members learn how to closely examine an image, and to...
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A Job Fit for a King—Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The third Monday in January marks the day that we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the legacy he left behind. His leadership and commitment to the civil rights movement will never be forgotten. Celebrate his achievements,...
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Museum of Tolerance: Teaching Tolerance

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How do you teach classes to recognize and confront intolerance? To recognize their preconceptions and commit to change? The materials in this collection, prepared by the Museum of Tolerance, are designed to achieve these goals. Whether...
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The Civil Rights Movement: Grades K-5

For Teachers K - 5th
The Civil Rights Movement is the focus of a collection created for young scholars, kindergarten through fifth grade. The unit begins with an introductory lesson that sets the stage for discussion, written assignments, interactives,...
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Malcolm X: Minister and Civil Rights Activist

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Any study of the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement would be incomplete without an examination of the life of Malcolm X. Class members view a short biographical video and analyze primary source documents to gain an understanding of the...
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Muhammad Ali: Boxer and Civil Rights Activist

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
Many young people today know Muhammad Ali as the aging boxer who lit the torch at the 1996 Olympics. Introduce young historians to Ali the boxer, the Civil Rights activist, the war protestor, and the humanitarian with a powerful lesson...
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Elie Wiesel's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Elie Wiesel's 1986 Novel Peace Prize acceptance speech is the focus of a lesson that asks class members to read and annotate the speech, discuss the main ideas, and to determine what they believe is Wiesel's main purpose.
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Lesson: Unmonumental: War, Politics, and Protest

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Get those upper graders thinking about the world, social conflict, and art as a catalyst for change. They'll uncover the meanings behind four abstract works, intended to spread awareness of the need for social change. Kids are then asked...
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Lesson: Skin Fruit: Propaganda of the Deed

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Art can express acts of injustice and move society to action. Upper graders analyze contemporary art relating to specific moments in history. They discuss propaganda, anarchy, sociology, and violence as activism. After researching and...
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The Power of Words and Activism: Susan B. Anthony

For Teachers 7th - 11th Standards
Where have all the activists gone? Class members compare 21st-century activism with the suffrage movement and the work of Susan B. Anthony. They begin by examining Anthony's biography and speeches to find evidence that her words and...
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On This Day: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
When a gunman killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, the tragedy gave birth to a new age of student activism. Using video from the March from our Lives and politicians scrambling to react to the crisis,...
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Who Was Rosa Parks?

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
A whole-class discussion about segregation leads scholars' into the topic of Rosa Parks and the Civil Rights Movement. Small groups work collaboratively to respond to an informational text. A themed-word search is completed independently. 
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“He Named Me Malala”: Understanding Student Activism Through Film

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Malala Yousafzai has become the face of social activism. After watching He Named Me Malala and short student-made films about what young people can do to become instruments of change, class members reflect on what it means to be an...
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Peaceful Change

For Students 6th Standards
What do Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, and Mahatma Gandhi have in common? They were all peaceful social activists. As part of a series of lessons about peace activists, learners choose an activist to research, complete an activity sheet...
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Protesting Violence without Violence

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
The ultimate legacy of Emmett Till's violent death is its role in the non-violent roots of the Civil Rights Movement. A lesson compares contemporaneous articles with the lyrics of Bob Dylan's "The Death of Emmett Till" and prompts...
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Rosa Parks: Civil Rights Activist

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Scholars examine the courageous efforts made by civil rights activist, Rosa Parks. Discussion questions and a brief writing assignment follows a short film. A photograph and a silent film delve deeper into Park's history and three...
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The Freedom Riders

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
The freedom riders brought national attention to serious civil rights violations in the South, especially segregation. Young historians discover the details of how the group set out to spur change using an informative reading. Following...
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Reporting with Social Media

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What does it take to create news stories that are both informative and objective? Aspiring journalists walk the line between engagement and activism with instructional activity 15 of a 16-part series titled The Social Media Toolbox....
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Taking a Stand: Models of Civic Participation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How does an individual take a stand for a principle or belief? what skills are required to do so? What are the challenges and risks in doing so? Class members study examples of individuals engaging in such activities and then identify...
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What Does It Take to Be a Peacebuilder?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is the spirit of peacebuilding already inside you? Scholars take a closer look at the characteristics of peacebuilders, past and present, in lesson 13 of a 15-part series. Individuals identify common traits of peacebuilders, then work...
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Organizations Working for Peace

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
From helping refugees to negotiating peace treaties, the peacekeepers of the world keep busy! Introduce young activists to the many individuals and organizations throughout the world that work daily toward peace. 14th in a series of 15...
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Activism Through the Arts

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The arts often reflect the social struggles and concerns in society. The third lesson of four links the arts to activism and environmental concerns. Scholars learn about the role of art and artists statements. and then create their own...
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Protecting Wilderness

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Would you live in a tree for three years to protect a redwood forest? Viewers of Rainhouse Cinema's Among Giants documentary consider the actions of Earth First! environmental activists who moved into the treetops of a grove of giant...