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111 resources with the concept social issues

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Mass Incarceration as a Form of Racialized Social Control

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Mass incarceration: A result of a tough stance on crime or racial discrimination, you decide. Academics explore the history and reasons behind mass incarcerations in the United States and its impact on ethnic communities. The...
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Bob Dylan and Protest Songs of the 1960s

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Once again, times are a-changing. It's been 50 years since the social movements, strikes, and sit-ins propelled in part by the protest music of the 1960s. To gain a deeper understanding of the period, class members view a Crash Course...
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Election Topic Deep Dive

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Researchers go beyond the surface of an election issue to craft an objective report on the history of the issue, factors surrounding the issue, and factors in a candidate' biography that may influence a candidate's position on the issue....
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Political Issue Timeline

For Teachers 9th - 12th
As part of a study of US Presidential elections, class members track the history of an issue in the 2020 campaign. They create a timeline to determine if there are any patterns, if ideas about the issue have evolved, or if in issue is no...
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Candidate Position Research

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
As part of their study of the US Presidential election process, class members research a presidential candidate's position on a specific topic or topics. Formatting their research as a pro/con question ("Should the Death Penalty Be...
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Tweeting for Change

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Do some good with social media. Secondary scholars participate in a live Twitter chat focusing on social justice issues. The thought-provoking activity allows academics to set up a live chat, create responses, and express their personal...
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Spotlight on Change Agents

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A thought-provoking resource guides learners as they interview agents of social change and share their findings. Scholars select an individual, create questions, conduct the interview, and create a profile of the person they selected....
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The Opportunity Atlas

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The American dream is to climb the social and economic ladder, but is it really possible? Using an online opportunity atlas, class members explore income and social mobility throughout the country. Discussion prompts allow learners to...
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Performance Task: Planning the Final Brochure

For Teachers 7th Standards
Partners use a Brochure Planning Guide to create brochures giving advice to consumers about products based on the research they finished about working conditions. After planning the brochure, they complete a sketch outline and then begin...
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Seeing Emotions in Body Language

For Students K - 5th
Scholars test their skills of reading body language with a collaborative learning experience that focuses on showing and identifying emotions. Pairs take turns acting out an emotion, one uses body language while the other guesses what...
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Tea with Penelope: A 2-Point Perspective of the Edenton Tea Party

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
A brief introduction to Penelope Barker sets the stage for a discussion about political cartoons and the persuasive technique used to create them. A graphic organizer aids scholars in the analysis of a piece of work using a 2-point...
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SAT and ACT – How Equitable Are They?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Test the test takers' knowledge of statistics about data from the SAT and ACT tests. Future collegians explore the idea of gender and racial bias in high-stakes college admissions exams. They analyze historical data on average scores by...
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Understanding Local Economic Issues Using Statistics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A good understanding of local economics requires a lot of data. Scholars design and conduct an experimental survey to collect information about economic issues affecting their regions. They analyze their findings and prepare a...
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Dreams for the World

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech "I Have a Dream" is the focus of a lesson plan that challenges scholars to reflect on the famous work then compose a piece of their own. A whole-class discussion delves deep into the speech, taking a...
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A Toolkit for Promoting Empathy in Schools

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Instill kindness with a unit all about empathy. Lessons and activities follow a prepare, engage, reflect, and action sequence. Learning experiences include making the classroom a safe environment, peer-invented handshakes, discussions...
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2004 AP® Microeconomics Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
All goods have a social cost. A set of questions considers how to best calculate the impact the production of goods has on society. Other practice problems from College Board consider supply-and-demand curves and the impact of licensing...
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Gay Marriage

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The first legal gay marriage in the United States occurred in Massachusetts in 2004. Since then, countless others have tied the knot. Scholars decide whether gay marriage should be legal by reading a history of the issue, analyzing the...
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Death Penalty

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Should the United States continue the practice of capital punishment? Scholars set out to answer the question in preparation for a class debate or discussion about the death penalty. They watch videos, analyze charts about death penalty...
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From Ben’s Pen to Our Lives

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What would Ben do? Jumping off from the pseudonymous letters Ben Franklin fooled his older brother into publishing when he was still a teenager, young literary lovers dive into acting, writing, and addressing a local issue with wit and...
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Gender and Sport

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Serena Williams, Mia Hamm, and Danica Patrick are living proof that women enjoy sports just as much as men. Sports enthusiasts read about the importance of gender equality on the playing field. They discover barriers to participation and...
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Time for Action!

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Lights, camera, take action! Social awareness scholars launch campaigns to shed light upon important causes during the culmination of a large digital citizenship lesson series. Groups identify their causes, then work together to plan how...
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Pop Imagination

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Popular culture can pack a powerful punch when it comes to creating awareness around an issue! Teams collaborate to create a pop-culture-themed message during a digital citizenship lesson. Part of a vast library of resources, the...
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Hashtags

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Ready to make a cause go viral? What's the hashtag?! Learners research to discover popular hashtags during an interesting digital citizenship lesson. Once partners identify a common interest, they create a hashtag and image to convey...
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Raising Awareness Through Media

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Spread the word! Passionate pupils engage in creating multimedia awareness messages during a digital citizenship lesson. Using an example of a community social issue message for ideas, individuals then take the reins and begin to...