Refine Your Results

Content Curators

Grades

Subjects

Resource Types

Standards

Now... gain access to over 2 Million curated educational videos and 500,000 educator reviews to free & open educational resources

Get a 10 Day Free Trial

111 resources with the concept social issues

Lesson Planet

When Art Conveys Political and Social Conflict

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders consider art as a medium to convey information and opinions on social conflict and issues. They analyze images from the Crocker Art Museum, discuss their effectiveness in raising awareness of an issue, and create a...
Lesson Planet

Documenting the Great Depression

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Young scholars compare and contrast two photographs from the Great Depression, and identify the ways in which the photographers depicted the hardships of everyday life during this period. They hypothesize about the story behind each...
Lesson Planet

Cyberbullying and the Law

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Dealing with the very topical subject of cyberbullying, this lesson plan will surely create some engaged discussion in your classroom. Young learners discuss the laws concerning cyberbullying in Canada, and then respond to a series of...
Lesson Planet

Media Awareness Network: Hate or Debate?

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Discuss the difference between legitimate debate on a political issue and arguments that are based on hate through a science-fiction scenario that shows how a controversial issue can be discussed in both ways. Then learn how purveyors of...
Lesson Planet

Gender Messages in Alcohol Advertising

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Make your students critical consumers of media, and foster an awareness of how culture is reflected and shaped by media. This resource covers how alcohol advertising presents and promotes gender stereotypes. After a discussion on...
Lesson Planet

Marketing to Teens: Introduction

For Teachers 7th - 12th
An introductory lesson shows learners how pervasive and influential advertising is in our culture; particularly, how teenagers are actively targeted by advertisers. As teenagers, your students already have all the information they need...
Lesson Planet

The Citizen Reporter

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Ripped from the headlines! Discuss topical social issues like racism, discrimination, and diversity while exploring the concept of citizen journalism. Begin with a professional-looking presentation on the history of citizen journalism....
Lesson Planet

News Journalism Across the Media: Introduction

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Although students are aware of news as information that influences their perceptions of the world, they are often unaware of the various ways to present that information. Encourage them to investigate, discuss, analyze and make valuable...
Lesson Planet

Lesson 3: Social Issue Investigation

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders consider solutions to American social issues. In this current events lesson plan, 12th graders research current social issues and then prepare Presidential briefings based on solutions they have crafted to combat the issues.
Lesson Planet

Controversial Issues

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Hot topics are often engaging and can get heated. High School students engage in an academic discussion were they must learn to engage with a person holding a different view than their own. They practice discussing different opinions...
Lesson Planet

Artists Teach Us to See the World through Visual Symbols

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders analyze a biographical piece of art by Raymond Saunders. They identify shapes, symbols, and lines that are used, and how the piece relates to the artist's life and modern society. They design and create an original piece of...
Lesson Planet

Social Change

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students study a social issue involving gorillas, and work in groups to develop strategies to increase awareness of and problem solve a solution for the issue. They collect data using handheld computers and write a report.
Lesson Planet

Miss Rumphius

For Teachers K - 5th
Students engage in a literature study in order to appreciate the world around them and create an innate instinct of working for the cause of conservation for the environment. They answer guided questions that use the story as a resource.
Lesson Planet

Lesson 2: Social Issue Investigation

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders create solutions for social issues. In this current issues lesson, 12th graders locate articles about issues such as euthanasia, school vouchers, hate crimes, and censorship. Students share the content of their articles...
Lesson Planet

Cartoons for the Classroom: Drawing on Everyday Themes

For Students 8th - 12th
In this current events worksheet, students analyze a political cartoon about social issues and respond to 3 talking point questions.
Lesson Planet

Uninsured in America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the issue of being uninsured in America. In this social issues lesson, students review data about uninsured Americans. High schoolers create and conduct surveys related to the social issue of being uninsured.
Lesson Planet

Justice and Kindness Play a Part: King Day

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students recognize injustice in the world. In this social justice lesson plan, students discuss the responsibility they have to be advocates for justice and kindness and identify a time when they felt they were treated unfairly.
Lesson Planet

Us and Them

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students identify/analyze a variety of strategies to explain, create artworks and write about persistent issues involving the rights, responsibilities, roles and statue of individual citizens from a global perspective. A variety of...
Lesson Planet

School Advisory Council

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss issues facing teenage students at their school.
Lesson Planet

Japanese Inspired Activities for the Classroom

For Teachers K - 8th
Students become more aware of cultural differences by reading a variety of multicultural books about social issues. They assess various Haiku's by Lee Bennett Hopkins, Kamishibai stories by Dianne Clouet and snapshots from Japan by Peter...
Lesson Planet

A Never-Before-Seen Creature

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students construct a never-before-seen creature in part of an analysis of societal injustices and discrimination. In this societal issues lesson, students create a creature called a Man-Droid as a study about the differences among...
Lesson Planet

The Political Compass: Four Flavours to Choose From

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Learners learn about the issues that separate political parties.  In this politics lesson plan, students look at economics and social issues from different perspectives and use the Nolan Chart to organize their information.
Lesson Planet

Statement of Principles

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Young scholars create their own work of art that serves as a social commentary. In this art statement activity, students research how art conveyed moral and ethical ideals during the Neoclassical period and create a drawing that...
Lesson Planet

Alleviating Poverty

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the prevalence of poverty. For this global studies lesson, students participate in a budgeting simulation. Students also research world poverty statistics and discuss the social issue. Students consider steps they can...