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36 resources with the concept race relations

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Revolution '67

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Like many US cities in the 1960s, Newark, New Jersey was the site of conflicts, protests, and civil disobedience. A two-lesson case study of events there in 1967 permits middle schoolers to gain insight into the civil rights era and the...
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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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Crescent City Gumbo: Race and Jazz in New Orleans

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What gives New Orleans its special character? Its flavor? Its texture? Its sound? Is it the beignets and chicory coffee at Cafe Du Monde on Decatur Street in the French Quarter, or the mansions in the Garden District? Is it the Shotgun...
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Irish Immigration

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
While today, the Irish are considered white, this was not always so in the age of nativism and xenophobia. Using political cartoons and newspaper excerpts from the Gilded Age, budding historians discover how the concepts of race and...
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Tulsa Race Riots

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
How did the 1921 riots in Tulsa start? Pupils read information about the riots that occurred in Tulsa. Following the reading, they answer multiple-choice questions and guided reading questions to help them along the way.
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Stories from the Panama Canal

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The stories of the Silver People, the West Indies immigrants hired to work on the Panama Canal, come to life in a lesson about the building of the Panama Canal. Groups research why the canal was built, how it was build, the working...
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Race: Teacher Guide: Race

For Teachers 6th - 8th
How has the concept of race changed over time? Explore the genetic, cultural, and social aspects of race through a series of impactful activities. Scholars discover how race is influenced by inherited traits, examine census records to...
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Race and Voting Rights in 2016

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Voting rights come and go so what are you going to do about it? That's what this resource wants to know. Class members participate in an activity that demonstrates how voting eligibility requirements have changed over the course of US...
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Race in Her Lifetime

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Imagine what it was like to grow up as a young black woman in the Chapel Hill, North Carolina in the 1920s. Class members have an opportunity to see life from this perspective as they listen to a series of interviews with Rebecca Clark....
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Maniac Magee: Picture Book Strategy

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Who would have thought to explore the concept of race through children's literature?  After reading Bell Hooks' picture book, Skin Again, and chapter sixteen of Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee, class members consider whether skin color...
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The African American Experience in NC After Reconstruction

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Race relations in the early 20th century are the focus of a series of activities that asks high schoolers to examine excerpts from five primary source documents to evaluate arguments for and against African American progress....
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"All Together Now" by Barbara Jordan

For Students 6th - 9th
Cover the topic of race relations with these questions that go with Barbara Jordan's persuasive speech "All Together Now." These reading questions ask readers to think about her speech in a variety of ways by analyzing particular words...
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Spinelli's Maniac Magee (excerpt): Reading and Critical Thinking Practice

For Students 4th - 6th
A brief, dialogue-rich passage from Jerry Spinelli's novel Maniac Magee is accompanied by a well-written literacy assessment tool. Thematic content lends itself to age-appropriate discussions about race relations and social justice....
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Revolution '67, Lesson 1: Protest: Why and How

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
To some people, protesting is as American as apple pie, but the factors that lead to protests can be as confusing to veteran activists as to today's youth. Revolution '67 explores the riots in Newark, New Jersey as a case study.  Using...
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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter: Concept Analysis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Considering Carson McCullers' The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter for whole-class reading or as a selection for book circles? Check out this resource that overviews the organizational patterns, themes, plot structure, tone, and setting. 
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How Often Do You Interact with People of Another Race or Ethnicity?

For Students 7th - 12th
Is interacting with people from different backgrounds part of a well-rounded education? A big question awaits young readers as they explore two New York Times articles that discuss modern-day segregation, population statistics, and...
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Just What Kind of American Are You?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Your parents were both in different countries. You were born in the US. Documents and application forms ask you to identify your racial or ethnic classification. Which box do you check? Class members collect documents and application...
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Comprehension Questions for Black Like Kyra White Like Me

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this comprehension questions for Black Like Kyra White Like Me worksheet, students read the book then answer 20 comprehension questions about it.
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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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Code for Equality

For Students 6th - 12th
It's my belief that all learners should have equal access to computer science projects! Young computer scientists learn about variables, encapsulation, sequences, and objects in block-based coding. They create a collage by first...
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Working It Out

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students participate in a simulation in which they are arbitrarily assigned different work roles and compare their experiences to those discussed in a New York Times article about the racial divisions in a pork production plant.
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The African American Experience in NC after Reconstruction

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students research the state of race relations in North Carolina after Reconstruction and in the early 20th century and work with primary sources and read for bias and author's context.
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Baseball, Race Relations and Jackie Robinson

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. For this race relations lesson, students discover details about how Jackie Robinson broke the racial barrier in professional baseball.
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The End of the Civil Rights Movement

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers examine the relationships between blacks and whites in their community. In this racial discrimination instructional activity, students make race relations observations within their community and then write letters that...