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24 resources with the keyterm activism

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Lesson: Unmonumental: War, Politics, and Protest

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Get those upper graders thinking about the world, social conflict, and art as a catalyst for change. They'll uncover the meanings behind four abstract works, intended to spread awareness of the need for social change. Kids are then asked...
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Lesson: Skin Fruit: Propaganda of the Deed

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Art can express acts of injustice and move society to action. Upper graders analyze contemporary art relating to specific moments in history. They discuss propaganda, anarchy, sociology, and violence as activism. After researching and...
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Country Solutions Step 3: Who You Gonna Call?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
When a problem arises, who is the best for addressing it: an individual, a group, or the government? Given a hypothetical scenario of a science teacher needing more money for her class than the school has to offer, your class members...
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What Kind of Citizen & Community Member Are You?

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
What makes an ideal citizen? How can we as individuals do to impact our communities in a positive way? Discuss this important concept with your class with an interactive, creative activity and follow-up role play.
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Practice Test: Civic Responsibilities in American Society

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is voting in American democracy a right or privilege? What exactly are civic responsibilities? Here is a 20-question multiple-choice assessment that covers a wide range of items related to civic duty in American society.
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Action Through Art

For Teachers 7th - 12th
How can we make the world a better place? Help your class members become world citizens, active in philanthropy and the community around them. Use a comic book (included) to discuss the idea of philanthropy. Then, using the superhero...
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Red Hip Hop: New Rhythm of Activism

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils examine hip-hop music. In this hip-hop lesson plan, students compare traditional aboriginal music with current hip-hop music. Pupils construct a recipe for writing a hip-hop song and identify literary elements in music.
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Activism or Slacktivism? The "Stop Kony" Campaign as a Teachable Moment

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Engage your learners in global events. The makers of the film Invisible Children began the Kony 2012 Campaign to bring awareness to the Lord's Resistance Army. You can show your class the video Kony 2012 and spark discussion with the...
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Lesson: Emory Douglas: Art and Activism

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Visual literacy can be experienced in many different ways. Learners discuss the times, graphic art, and cultural significance of activism in art as they explore artist and Black Panther, Emory Douglas. This is a discussion-based lesson...
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Re-Examining Brown

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore and describe the impact of segregation on African Americans and other non-white minorities.  In this segregation lesson plan students identify, research and report on the legal cases that led to the Brown vs. Board of...
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Want to be an Activist? Start with Your Toys

For Students 5th - 12th
Who says you have to be famous to have your voice heard? A well-spoken 14-year-old tells her story of activism, and how it had a ripple effect that ended with toy company Hasbro inventing a whole new line of gender-neutral cooking...
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Thinking like a Citizen

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Explore the influence social activism can have on important issues, and create a class full of young citizen activists. This plan calls for learners to participate in a whole class discussion and brainstorm about ways to effectively...
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Exploration of Career Options in Community, and International-Development Work

For Teachers 11th - 12th
View the video "Global Citizens: Canadians Reaching out to the World" with high schoolers. They will use the internet to locate stories about activism (link provided) and write a summary of each. Additionally they will research careers...
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The Most Dangerous Woman in America: Mary Harris "Mother" Jones

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discover labor issues of the 1800's.  For this Pennsylvanian history lesson, students research the case of Mary Harris Jones and discover her work as a labor activist.  Students discuss the case together in class.
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Activism and Social Reform in America from 1800-1850

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students discuss idea of social status, examine antebellum social reform movements, and compare and contrast experiences of activists who sought to improve workers' lives, end slavery, reform immigration laws, and establish voting rights...
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The Rise of Community Activism

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students examine the rise of citizen leaders and community organizing.
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Philanthropy and You

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students identify human rights and study the values of historical figures who fought for human rights. In this human rights lesson, students define the term human rights and research examples of human mistreatment in history. Students...
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On the Edge and Under the Gun

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students brainstorm ideas related to gun control and share with the class. in this gun control activity, students research teacher approved websites related to gun control. Students write a paper in groups on a self selected topic...
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Talking Trees: Earth Day

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students complete a tree poster activity to learn about Earth Day, stewardship, and the environment. In this environmental stewardship lesson plan, students read The Story of the Tree and discuss stewardship with trees. Students act out...
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Developing Rights

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore human rights. In this basic human rights lesson, students brainstorm examples of rights that they think they've been denied or things they think are unfair. Students are divided into groups where they discuss these ideas...
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Peace and Non-Violence: the Teachings of Gandhi

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students study the Gandhian philosophy. They define certain elements such as power, beauty and discuss what they know about the struggle for independence in India. Finally students collaborate to discuss Gandhian principles to extend...
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Environment: Mock Trial

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students role-play a trial regarding the taking of family property for a new water purification plant. Among the roles are the judge, attorneys, witnesses, plaintiff, mayor, and jury members. Once both sides present their case, the...
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Activism

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners use a leading question in order to create context for the lesson plan. The use of media helps to engage students with the integration of technology. Learners consider major problems of society.
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Positive Futures Fair

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students, in groups, research an issue they feel is significant in today's world. They present and justify specific actions for the audience to take that would help to better the issue of public concern.