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Equality & Human Rights Commission: Secondary Lesson Plans

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A collection of 12 instructional activities helps young people develop the five core social and emotional learning competencies identified by CASEL. Videos, slides, activities, games, news articles, and discussions target life skills. In...
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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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EngageNY Grade 11 ELA: Module 2, Unit 1

For Teachers 11th Standards
The texts in Module 2 in the ELA series explore the effects of prejudice and oppression. The 26 lessons in Unit 1 asks students to analyze W.E.B. Du Bois's "Of Our Spiritual Strivings" and Booker T. Washington's "Atlanta Compromise...
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Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The reporting, both in professional news sources and on social media, of the events surrounding the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri provides 21st Century learners with an opportunity of consider how social media can...
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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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Identity & Community: An Introduction to 6th Grade Social Studies

For Teachers 6th Standards
Begin the school year with a collection of lessons that asks sixth-graders to consider who they are, their new role in middle school, and their role in their community. They study examples of peoples of the past dealing with issues of...
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The Lowdown: How Good are You at Detecting Bias?

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
New ReviewGet the lowdown on five different types of biases (confirmation, anchoring, blind-spot, negativity, outcome) with a activity that not only provides examples but also offers suggestions for how to detect and combat each type.
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Life for German Youth in the 1930s: Education, Propaganda, Conformity, and Obedience

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The German youth faced an onslaught of propaganda when they went to school, thanks to the Nazi regime led by Hitler during World War II. Pupils relate their education experiences to German youth by analyzing primary source readings,...
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Racist and Religious Hate Crime

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Address the current political climate with a series of thought-provoking activities. A resource packet provides pupils with strategies for challenging racist behavior and religious prejudice, and moves them from being passive bystanders...
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Anne Frank: Facing Hatred, Daring to Dream

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
The stories of Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges, and Ryan White illustrate the power of children to make a difference. The three lesson in this must-have resource are designed to inspire young people to make a difference in their world....
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Identity-Based Bullying

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
What is identity? What is bullying? What is identity-based bullying? After discussing these questions as a class, pupils engage in partner discussions before participating in a small group activity to act out bullying scenarios. Then,...
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Making Change: Revolutionary Tactics of the Civil Rights Movement

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
The film American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs introduces viewers to the differing philosophies of and strategies employed by 1960s civil rights leaders such as Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. and the debate over...
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The Importance of a Free Press

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
"Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;. . ." Why is this guarantee of free speech and a free press the First Amendment to the US Constitution? Why are these rights so essential to a democracy?...
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Exploring Solutions to Address Radical Disparity Concerns

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice, and the protests that followed the 2014 shootings, are the focus of a current-events activity that asks class members to brainstorm and research possible strategies to address the...
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 5: The Tragic Hero

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
Should identifying a tragic hero be based on a universal definition or a definition based on the morals and values of a specific culture? As part of a study of Things Fall Apart, class members read Sylvia Plath's "Colossus" and then...
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Dr. Seuss in the Classroom

For Teachers 6th Standards
Explore the works of Dr. Seuss, such as Horton Hears a Who, Horton Hatches and Egg, The Sneetches and Other Stories, The Lorax, The Butter Battle Book, and Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories. Each story lesson includes reading...
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"Scottsboro Boys": A Trial Which Defined an Age

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here's a must-have resource. Whether your focus is racism, the Great Depression, the "Scottsboro Boys" trial, or part of a reading of To Kill A Mockingbird, the information contained in the seven-page packet will save hours of research...
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A World of Difference

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Kids engage in a series of activities that ask them to consider differences and similarities in characteristics, both visible and invisible. With this new understanding, the class investigates the Special Olympics program and develops...
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SO…What’s the Challenge?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Whose responsibility is it to protect equal rights? Class members engage in a series of activities that create awareness of the prejudice and intolerance persons with disabilities face. They then create a message addressed to their...
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"We Shall Overcome" Speech

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
"Our mission is at once the oldest and the most basic of this country: to right wrong, to do justice, to serve man." President Lyndon B. Johnson's 1965 speech to Congress following the beating of civil rights protesters in Selma,...
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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter: Vocabulary List

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A staggering amount of work went into compiling this vocabulary resource for Carson McCullers' The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. The overview provides a rationale for the strategy and information about tier 1, 2, and 3 words. The 19-page...
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Against All Odds: The African American Founding of Princeville, NC

For Teachers 8th Standards
Princeville, NC, the oldest town in the United States incorporated entirely by African Americans, is the focus of a 31-page packet that not only traces the history of the town, but also examines the challenges that city has faced over...
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Teaching with Historic Places: Discover the Jackie Robinson Ballpark

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Can sports and popular culture change public opinion? That's the essential question asked by a lesson plan that looks at the role Jackie Robinson's appearance at City Island Ballpark in Daytona Beach, Florida played in the desegregation...
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Ken Burns: Jackie Robinson - A Journey Back to Separate but Equal Conditions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Baseball great Jackie Robinson fought for social justice. His efforts to push for equal access are detailed in an episode from from the Ken Burns: The Jackie Robinson Collection. After viewing the clip, class members engage in a series...
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Ken Burns: Jackie Robinson Integration or Separation?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What happens when change you imagined, the change you were promised, is slow in coming or doesn't happen at all? What do you do with the frustration and disenchantment? Class members watch two clips from the Ken Burns: Jackie Robinson...
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Ray Charles

For Students K - 3rd Standards
Introduce young learners to the read-aloud process with a short biographical passage about Ray Charles. After listening to the passage, class members respond to factual, inferential, and evaluative questions, and then create a timeline...
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African American Troops in the Civil War

For Teachers 5th Standards
Middle schoolers explore the history of the African-American troops that served during the American Civil War. After reading primary source documents that detail the controversies about permitting freemen and former slaves to serve,...
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Maya Angelou's first autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is the anchor text in a unit that asks readers to examine how personal relationships and the environment impact a writer's point of view. Class members complete a variety...
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Discrimination

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Discrimination takes many forms, and lesson eight in the 12-part series addresses many types and their greater impact on society. The lesson uses a presentation, videos, news stories, and discussions to synthesize many different viewpoints.
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Equality

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Despite passing the Equality Act in 2010 covering many groups, gender inequality in Great Britain remains. Scholars investigate the concept of equality with a presentation, discussion, and hands-on timeline activities. The seventh lesson...
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Negative Attitudes

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A study in the United Kingdom found that approximately 60 percent of workers had heard the term gay used as an insult in the professional workplace. Scholars consider discrimination, negative attitudes, tolerance, and stereotypes in the...
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The Beginning of the Storm

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Introduce readers to Mildred Taylor's Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry with a lesson plan that sets the context for the novel. Class members research the bigotry in Mississippi during the Great Depression and identify examples in the story...
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What Are Your Thoughts?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The varying responses of the characters in Mildred Taylor's Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry to the discrimination they experience or perpetrate provides readers with an opportunity to not only examine the feelings of the characters but to...
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Educational Modules Based on Audio Podcasts

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Imagine hearing someone claim an event like the Holocaust never happened. Pupils use audio podcasts and reading passages to dive into the lives of those impacted by the Holocaust of World War II. Using the information they gather, class...
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Laws and the National Community

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When it comes to the law, is justice always served? Teach scholars about how law sometimes enables prejudice of entire groups of people with a unit on World War II that includes a warm-up activity, analysis of primary sources,...
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Us and Them: Confronting Labels and Lies

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Stereotyping and discrimination based on religion catalyze many atrocities in the world. Explain the awful treatment of Jews and the lies Nazis spread by using an informative yet sensitive resource. Learners participate in a warm-up and...
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Stereotypes and “Single Stories”

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Help bring subconscious stereotypes to the surface to stop it in its tracks. Pupils first read an excerpt describing the experience of prejudice and analyze how this process connects to World War II. Then, they write a creative story...
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Building Community and Combating Hate

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Put a little love in your classroom! Help middle school scholars understand differences among people and build a sense of community within their school through 10 well-organized lessons. Each unique lesson incorporates writing,...
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What Are Stereotypes and Gender Roles?

For Students 7th - 12th
Living up to what society expects of you is difficult enough before you add the complications of sexual and racial prejudice. Discuss the difficulties faced by people in your country, neighborhood, and classroom with a series of...
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Kinky Boots—The New Musical: Official Show Guide

For Parents 9th - 12th Standards
Drag queens in thigh-high shiny red leather boots! Welcome to Kinky Boots, the Tony Award-winning musical about a young man trying to save his family-owned shoe-making business. With an engaging story line and songs by Cyndi Lauper, the...
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Speak Up at School

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
When someone says something offensive based on prejudice or a stereotype, it's often difficult to know how to react. A packet on tolerance and standing up for others guides teachers to both learn and instruct members of their class to...
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To Kill a Mockingbird

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Harper Lee's classic tale of Scout Finch's experience with prejudice and racism, To Kill a Mockingbird, provides the text for a 23-clue crossword puzzle.
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An Introduction to Gordon Allport’s The Nature of Prejudice

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
According to Gordon Allport, stereotypes are ingrained in the human brain as a way to reach quick conclusions. His 1979 text The Nature of Prejudice explains that people fill in the gaps of their knowledge with the clues around them,...
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An Introduction to Frantz Fanon's Black Skin White Masks

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine being forced to assimilate: giving up your language and culture, adopting the traditions of your oppressors. Frantz Fanon's study of colonial domination is the focus of a short video that introduces viewers to the key ideas in...
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Teaching Unit: Invisible Man

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Invisible Man is a core text in high school literature classes and one of the most cited works on the AP Literature and Composition exam. Instructors new to using Ralph Ellison's novel and those who have long included it as part of their...
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Analyzing Stop and Frisk Through Personal Stories and Infographics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How much can you learn about an important topic from a single image? High schoolers analyze an infographic that represents the number of stops performed during the Stop and Frisk police procedure. After building background information...
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We Were Strangers Too: Learning About Refugees Through Art

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Did you know that "in the largest refugee crisis since World War II, more the 64 million people have been forced from their homes"? The Anti-Defamation League presents an activity that asks class members to examine a series of artworks...
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My Experience with Injustice

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
As part of their preparation for a visit to the Museum of Tolerance, individuals are asked to write about a time when they witnessed or experienced unjust, biased, or prejudicial treatment. A great way for writers to make a personal...
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Essential Vocabulary and Concepts

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Genocide. Scapegoat. Propaganda. Words are powerful. Words carry the weight of history. To prepare for a visit to The Museum of Tolerance, class members consider the weight of meaning in words related to intolerance.
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 4: Proverbs

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
"Eneke the bird says since men have learnt to shoot without missing, he has learnt to fly without perching." As part of their study of Things Fall Apart, class members read Paul Hernadi and Francis Steen's essay, "The Tropical Landscapes...
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 2: Key Themes - The Second Coming

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
How does the cultural context of Chinua Achebe's novel, Things Fall Apart, connect to the context of William Bulter Yeats' poem, "The Second Coming" from which Achebe drew his title? Class members use the Syncon (synergistic convergence)...
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 1: Unit Introduction

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
To launch a unit study of the concept of diversity in World Literature, class members compare Chinua Achebe's essay, "An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness" and Richard Rodriguez's essay, "The Chinese in All of Us: A...
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Committing to Respect: Lessons for Students to Address Bias

For Students Pre-K - 12th Standards
Here's a guide designed to build safe, respectful learning environments, and to build understanding of the value of diversity through lessons packed with activities for specific grade levels.
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Genetics and the Master Race

For Teachers 7th Standards
How did the beginnings of genetic research influence the Nazi party? A thorough, engaging unit incorporates the work of Gregor Mendel, the study of inherited traits, and the use of racism and discrimination during the Holocaust.
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A Matter of Prejudice

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
Kate Chopin's moving short story, "A Matter of Prejudice" prompts a discussion of the effects of prejudice and discrimination. After reading the story, class members use evidence from the story and their own experience to consider the...
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Our “Civilized” Society

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
The Scarlet Letter is the anchor text in a four-week unit that examines Hawthorne's novel through the lens of the intolerances found in a supposed civilized society. In addition to their reading, class members watch clips from TV shows,...
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Exodus 1: The Israelites Oppressed

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
How does prejudice emerge? That is the questions middle schoolers must answer citing evidence from "Exodus" to support their response.
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Excerpt from Pride and Prejudice

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
A passage from Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice provides readers with an opportunity to tackle the challenging text. After completing the excerpt, individuals use evidence from the story to respond to text-based questions and to prepare...
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Segregated from its History, How "Ghetto" Lost its Meaning

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
Are you ghetto? Words, words, words. Middle schoolers are asked to consider the power of words, the history and connotations of words, the importance of careful, respectful word choice as they read Camila Domonsoke's article about this...
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An Obstacle

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
What does it take to overcome an obstacle as big as sexism? The speaker in Charlotte Perkins Gilman's poem "An Obstacle" meets Prejudice, a character in this case, face-to-face. Learners read the poem and respond to a series of...
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We Wear the Mask

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Paul Laurence Dunbar's "We Wear the Mask" provides an opportunity for a discussion of the various masks people craft and their reasons for doing so.
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The Blue-Eyed/Brown-Eyed Exercise

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
After reading a brief explanation of Jane Elliot's famous "Blue-eyes/Brown-eyes" exercise class members use the provided questions to launch a discussion of their own reactions to the exercise and about prejudice.
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The White Man's Burden

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Pupils practice primary source analysis techniques and examine Rudyard Kipling's famous poem titled "The White Man's Burden," which sparked great controversy over American colonization in the nineteenth century.
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Pudd'nhead Wilson: K-W-H-L

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Prejudice is the theme of this Pudd'nhead Wilson KWHL chart. Learners fill out their charts, discuss how to find the answers to their questions, and spend some time researching a topic they want to know more about.
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Maniac Magee: Anticipation Guide

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Activate your learners' prior knowledge and experience with an anticipation guide for Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee. Kids answer eight questions about prejudice, skin color, and friendship before reading the book, and include reasons and...
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Challenging Assumptions

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
After experiencing how quick and easy it is to make judgments as part of an opening activity, learners discuss the concept of a stereotype and the need to think critically and question our immediate assumptions.
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Let's Get Real Curriculum Guide

For Teachers 5th - 9th
"Let's Get Real," a documentary about cyberbullying, is the cornerstone of a curriculum guide intended to help instructors design an anti-bullying unit for middle school classes. Packet with suggestions for how plan the unit, for...
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 6: Culture Clash

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
To prepare for a Quickwrite on the question, "How do different points of view create cultural conflicts?" class groups draw examples of religious, cultural, and political conflicts from Things Fall Apart and The Poisonwood Bible to use...
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The Emancipation Proclamation

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation is at the center of this resource, which asks learners to consider how this document was received and the effect of prejudice in general.
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas: Anticipation Guide

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Let your learners voice their opinions on morals and human rights with an anticipation guide for Asa Butterfield's The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Before reading the novel, kids read several statements that encourage them to agree or...
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Responding to Cyberbullying

For Students 6th - 12th
After watching a short video about cyberbullying, individuals play an online cyberbullying game and then create their own Digizen that expresses their values and presents their vision for themselves, their friends, and the world at large.
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Bullying Around Racism, Religion and Culture

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Racism, antisemitism, Islamophobia. How to counter prejudice-driven bullying in schools is the focus of a packet of materials that provides information and advice on how to respond to and prevent bullying, materials for in-service and...
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The Art of Discrimination

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Readers of John Cowper Powys' essay "The Art of Discrimination" are asked to consider how the necessity for artistic discrimination, the labeling of one work as better than another, relates to the emergence of prejudice. 
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Concepts Unwrapped: Implicit Bias

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
New ReviewBias can be explicit or implicit, with implicit bias being far more subtle. A PBS video identifies the differences between these biases and the controversy surrounding the discussion of implicit bias.
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What Do I Know Already? What Can I Predict?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
In preparation to a visit to the Museum of Tolerance, class members engage in a prediction activity by creating a folder to house materials they feel represent ideas, topics, or issues they may encounter during their visit.
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The Kite Runner: Four Corners

For Teachers 11th - 12th
To generate interest in some of the major issues in Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner, class members engage in a four corners activity that asks them or agree or disagree with a series of statements and provide reasons for their stance.
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Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice | Exposing Anti-Immigration Sentiment

For Teachers 6th - 12th
New ReviewThe debate about immigration reform continues. To gain a deeper understanding of the issues involved, class members first examine a photo of an anti-immigration rally. Groups then conduct an internet search for an image that presents an...
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Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice | Exposing Racism

For Teachers 6th - 12th
New ReviewPhotographs capture a moment in time. And some of the best pictures demand that viewers not only ask questions about why the photo packs such an emotional wallop, but also about what happened before and after it was taken. A photograph...
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Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice | Supporting Social Border Crossings

For Teachers 6th - 12th
New ReviewA lunch-time activity encourages pupils to step out of their usual lunch bunch and connect with someone new. To begin, individuals examine a group photograph and identify what they believe is the gender, race, religion, and sexual...
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Concepts Unwrapped: Conformity Bias

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
New ReviewConformity bias is the focus of a short video that acknowledges the difficulty of not going along with the crowd. In the video, students share their experiences and then viewers examine a case study of how conformity bias played a part...
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How Unconscious Race Bias Affects Millennials

For Students 7th - Higher Ed
New ReviewWhile millennials may consider themselves less prejudiced than previous generations, an interview with a scientist researching racial bias suggests that may not be the case. The short video demonstrates just how unconscious racial bias...
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Microaggressions in the Classroom

For Students 6th - Higher Ed
New ReviewBecause microaggression can be so subtle learning how to identify it and respond to it can be a challenge. Two videos from a PBS series provide examples of this form of bias and offer suggestions for how to respond in productive ways.
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Microassaults, Microinsults, and Microinvalidations

For Students 6th - Higher Ed
New ReviewTypes of microaggressions are discussion in three short PBS videos: microassaults (overt intentional discrimination), microinsults, and microinvalidations. The terms are defined and examples are provided that illustrate each type of...
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Who, Me? Biased?

For Students 6th - Higher Ed
New ReviewIntroduce a discussion of implicit bias with six short PBS videos that differentiate between explicit and implicit bias. The series offers suggestions for how to recognize and change biased behaviors.
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Overview for Approaching Ethical Issues

For Students 6th - Higher Ed
New ReviewDiscussing ethical issues can be problematic. Before beginning any discussion of ethical issues and biases, show this series of videos that lays the groundwork by providing an overview of the terminology needed and examples of the terms...
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I am Indopino: Or, How to Answer the Question, "Who Are You?"

For Students 6th - 12th
In our increasingly multi-ethnic society, many learners find it difficult to identify themselves as belonging to any one ethnicity. Gene Tagaban, a Tlingit, Cherokee, Filipino offers his personal experiences with these questions in his...
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Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X Talk It Out

For Teachers 9th - 12th
To demonstrate their understanding of the differences in the philosophies of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X class members read short biographies of the two famous civil rights leaders, analyze statements made by both men, and then...
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Once On This Island: The Musical

For Parents 6th - 12th
Love is stronger than fear. That is the take-away from Lynn Ahrens' Once on this Island. A study guide for the one-act musical, based on Rosa Guy's 1985 novel, My Love, My Love, provides theatre arts students with background information,...
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Bully Free Lesson Plans—Ninth Grade

For Students 9th
"Bullying and Prejudice" and "Do You Cyber Bully," two lessons from a complete Bully Free program, serve as samples of the approach used in a unit designed to bring awareness to and to combat bullying. Each lesson asks class members to...
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The Exceptional Life of Benjamin Banneker

For Students 6th - 12th
Introduce your class to Benjamin Banneker, self-taught mathematician and scientist, with a short video that details some of the many accomplishments of the son of freed slaves and contemporary of Thomas Jefferson.
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Origins of Intolerance

For Students 9th - 12th
Is the Earth going to be hit by a giant asteroid? An earth science video begins with an update on various topics including volcanoes, asteroids, and ancient art. Then it briefly discusses the biological origins of intolerance.
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Prejudice and Discrimination

For Students 6th - 12th
How do we break the habit of prejudice? The activities in this packet are designed to promote awareness, harmony, and acceptance. Participants identify their stereotypic beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors, reflect to discover the sources...
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Relationships and Sexuality

For Teachers 8th
Adolescence is a tumultuous time for the learners in your class. Guide them through the rocky world of friendships, risks, personal health, and emotional turmoil with a set of lessons about teenager relationships and sexuality.
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Historiography and Jim Crow in popular culture

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the different ways history has been written about the Jim Crow laws during three phases—from the end of the Civil War until the 1960s, during the 1960s, and then during the late twentieth and early twenty-first...
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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Study Strategy

For Students 5th - 8th
Readers of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry expand their understanding of discrimination by using the provided graphic organizer to record the definition of the word, characteristics of and different types of discrimination, as well as...
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Yul Kwon, from Bullying Target to Reality TV Star

For Students 7th - 8th
Yul Kwon's journey from being the target of bullies to a reality TV star and news program host is detailed in this resource that shows how a person can overcome adversity to become a role model.
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First They Came...

For Students 7th - 8th
What are the effects of following the crowd? That is the question readers of Martin Niemöller's famous lament, written after his release from a Nazi concentration camp, are asked to ponder. 
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The Cay: Concept Analysis

For Teachers 6th - 8th
This overview of Theodore Taylor's The Cay is designed as an introduction for teachers who are considering using Theodore Taylor's novel for whole-class and/or book circle study. 
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The Cure: Unsent Letters

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Designed as a post-reading strategy for The Cure, individuals craft a letter to the school newspaper addressing one of the issues raised in Sonia Levitin's dystopian novel.
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Remarks on Trayvon Martin Ruling

For Students 9th - 12th
President Barack Obama's remarks, made after George Zimmerman was found not guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin, are used to launch a discussion of the effects of prejudice and discrimination.
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Mississippi Trial, 1955: Culminating Writing Project (Multi-Genre Final Portfolio)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Designed as the final project concluding a study of Mississippi Trial, 1955, readers select a character from Crowe's novel and craft a portfolio of six entries that reveal not only aspects of the character, but similarities between the...
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Mississippi Trial, 1955: Concept Analysis

For Students 7th - 12th
Considering Christopher Crowe's Mississippi Trial, 1955 with reading groups or as a whole-class text? Check out the background information and instructional ideas in this seven-page resource packet.
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Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man: Anticipation Guide

For Teachers 11th - 12th
A fan of anticipation guides? This resource not only offers directions on how to craft such a pre-reading activity, but also provides a model for Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man.
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Who Participates? Identifying Diversity

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Pupils listen to sound bite of producer/director Nick Giannopoulos, and discuss issue of stereotypical portrayals of cultural groups presented in the media. Students then use questionnaires and view popular television shows to observe...
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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Concept/Vocab Analysis

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Considering using Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry for book circles or whole-class study? First time teachers, and those who have used the text before, will find some interesting tidbits in this overview.
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The Fox and the Lion

For Students 6th - 8th
One of Aesop's fables serves as a jumping off point for a discussion about how prejudice comes about. Learners read the fable and respond to several included questions.
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Let's look out for Australia

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students explore the meaning of terrorism and its implication for Australia. They also consider the intended and possible outcomes of aspects of the Commonwealth Government's National Security Public Information Campaign.
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Perceptions - Difference

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore different perceptions and differences between people. They incorporate the themes of stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination. Students comprehend that people have different perceptions of the same phenomenon. They...
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What Does It Mean to Belong?

For Teachers 6th
After reading and analyzing The 'In' Group by Eve Shalen, sixth graders consider how the categorization of people results in exclusion, discrimination, and injustice. 
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Building Bridges: Living in a Diverse Society

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Learners participate in various activities that help them build esteem, and explore racism. In this multicultural lesson plan, Students increase their awareness of, and appreciation for, cultural differences and similarities. This...
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Satellite Self

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify important aspects of their identities and consider associated stereotyping. They examine some stereotype cliches and explore their origins. They address the importance of individuals self-defining their identities and...
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Migrants and Immigration Jigsaw

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students examine facts and recognize that racism, prejudice and discrimination can result from ignorance. They brainstorm for common myths based on stereotyping. Students share their findings with their classmates.
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The Power of Words: Ethnocentrism and Xenophobia

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discover articles of current events dealing with the experiences of immigrants in the United States. They brainstorm words used to describe immigrants. They answer questions to end the lesson plan.