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111 resources with the concept social issues

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Lesson Plan 7 – Homeless Youth

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the concept of homelessness. In this social issues lesson plan, students research the conditions of homeless youth. High schoolers participate in role-playing activities and write letters to government officials...
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Social Issues

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine issues that affect Americans every day and create a documentary regarding a selected topic. In small groups they select an issue, conduct Internet research, and create an information sheet. Students write interview...
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Turmoils of The 1960's and 70's.

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students engage in the study of the social problems associated with the 1960's and 1970's. They explain how the government made attempts to solve the problem and evaluate the success. This is done through the writing of an essay using...
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Teaching Social Issues

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students gather information about social issues, and use the information to form opinions and suggest solutions. Students develop an educational campaign related to an issue on which they choose to focus.
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Using Science Fiction To Understand Biological Concepts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read and discuss," The Andromeda Strain" by Michael Crichton and complete a short writing exercise as a warm-up for a longer piece of science fiction writing. They choose a topic and create a science fiction short story such...
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Acting Out or "as the School Turns"

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars learn the idea of drama in their own lives; and then transfer that idea to the works of others in this series of lessons. They discuss the question of identity.
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Homelessness:Key Terms

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Learners explore the concept of homelessness. In this social issues lesson, students research homelessness through key terms, in order explore the concept in more depth.
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Health Education: An Integrated Approach; Causes of Violence

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders brainstorm about situations that they think may lead to violence in order to learn how to predict when violence might occur. In this lesson on violence, 4th graders first participate in an activity to demonstrate how...
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The Merci Train

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the Merci Train and conduct research in order to write a summary about its origination and purposes. They make a boxcar that is designed and made from construction paper and glue and wrapped around cardboard.
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Age and Discrimination

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students conduct research into the subject of age discrimination. They are exposed to different literature by the teacher in order to help start the research process. Students formulate intelligent opinions based upon the new information.
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AND THE BAND PLAYED ON

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify the medical and social issues associated with HIV. They view the video "And the Band Played On". Students in groups categorize the information acquires and search for potential solutions to address these issues.
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History of American Child Labor

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students study the historical and social issue of child labor. They examine the photographs of Lewis Hine to see evidence of child labor and decide how the photographs depict the historical impact of the practice. They write a letter to...
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Keith Haring: Art Representing Social Issues

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers discuss Keith Haring posters that were created to represent different social issues. They, in groups, create a poster that represents a social issue that affects their lives.
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DESIGNER GENES: ONE SIE FITS ALL?

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students explore genetic engineering and issues related to risks and benefits of altering agricultural products.
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Stop the Violence

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students examine and discuss various artworks by Keith Haring. They design and create a Keith Haring style painting that communicates a message about an important social issue.