This lesson will provide an opportunity for middle school students to discuss and define weight bias, identify stereotypes about overweight and obese people and explore what can be done about weight bias in their classroom, school and society at large.
This lesson provides an opportunity for students to reflect on the news story about two Miami Dolphins football players in a situation involving bullying and bias, and which resulted in one player leaving the team and the other player’s suspension.
Students compare each form of government and assigned powers, and consider which form of government has the most power to address issues, including those of equity and social justice, in their communities and lives.
What a Black Man Wants: The 15th Amendment and the Right to Vote
One of the most outspoken proponents of the 15th Amendment was Frederick Douglass, a national leader of the abolitionist movement after escaping slavery. Students will analyze Douglass's speech, "What the Black Man Wants," and his argument for why Black men should have the right to vote.
Understanding bias and discrimination is integral to civics education because it relates to our civil rights. Students explore implicit bias and self-reflect about situations in which they have experienced or encountered everyday type of bias.
Students learn about how the Constitution affected persons who were not of the same demographics as the Founding Fathers. They will also discuss the ease and difficulty of making amendments to the Constitution.