Elementary students consider different aspects of identity and learn how to use their voices to challenge bias as they look atidentity and representation in media, including games, apps, TV, movies and toys.
Harriet Tubman on the $20 Bill: The Power of Symbols
This lesson provides an opportunity for students to learn about the sweeping changes in U.S. currency, analyze the role of symbols and their impact and articulate their own opinions about the importance of symbols and symbolic gestures in our society.
8 Ideas for Teaching National Hispanic Heritage Month
Eight ideas for honoring National Hispanic Heritage Month in your classroom. This list of K-12 activities helps students understand the Latino experience in its complexity, incorporating literature, history, art, civil rights, film, music and more.
Huddled Mass or Second Class? Challenging Anti-Immigrant Bias in the U.S.
This K-12 curriculum unithelps students understandthe experiences of immigrants and the negative effects of anti-immigrant bias, appreciate the integral role that immigrants have always played in U.S. life and what they can do to challenge discrimination on personal and institutional levels.
Through review and examination of videos, articles, data research and hashtag campaigns—#1000BlackGirlBooks and #WeNeedDiverseBooks, students learn about and discuss the importance of diverse literature.
The Justice Department's request to add citizenship question to the 2020 Census causes a great deal of controversy. In this lesson, students gain insight about the U.S. Census andthecontroversy by developing a potential School Census.
This lesson plan helps 8-12 grade students explore and understand the current landscape of elected officials and Presidential hopefuls andhow the 2018 midterm electionbroke records and barriers regarding diversity.
Conditions in Detention Centers at the U.S. Border
The humanitarian crisis at the U.S. border has worsened. Use this lesson to explore with students the experiences of migrants seeking asylum, the conditions of the detention facilities and identify actions to address the crisis.
Masks have became a part of our attire due to the global pandemic. Use this lesson to teach students the different purposes for wearing masks, how they are used to express identity and why mask wearing may be dangerous for some due to racial stereotypes and biases.
Explore the concept of racism with young people through the perspective of This Is Usyoung actor Lonnie Chavis. Help studentsanalyze the interpersonal and institutional ways that racism manifest and reflect on their own experiences.