Exploring Solutions to Address Radical Disparity Concerns

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The deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice, and the protests that followed the 2014 shootings, are the focus of a current-events activity that asks class members to brainstorm and research possible strategies to address the concerns raised by these deaths. A powerful, carefully crafted resource.  

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups research recent developments in the three cases and in recent reforms in policing policies
Classroom Considerations

  • The activity presumes a protocol has been established for the safe, respectful discussion of emotionally-charged, controversial issues
  • While the information in the resource, published in 2015, is dated, the idea of exploring possible solutions is of great value
Pros

  • The eight-page packet includes worksheets, a vocabulary list, background information about the 2014 shootings, and links related articles
Cons

  • None