Hair Discrimination and the CROWN Act

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The CROWN Act (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair) is the subject of the lesson that asks groups to research the stories of five different women and share their insights in a jigsaw activity. Participants then craft and deliver a speech about their thoughts on the need for the CROWN Act.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have class members investigate the current status of the CROWN Act
  • To extend the lesson, have groups investigate the controversies about other head coverings like durags, hijabs, hats, and wigs
Classroom Considerations
  • Participants must have access to devices with internet
  • Projection equipment is required for the videos
  • Includes information about how to craft an effective speech
  • None