What is the Soul Cap and Why Was it Rejected for Olympic Use?
Teach middle school students about why the "Soul Cap" was created especially for Black swimmers and provide an opportunity for students to reflect on the backlash sparked by the decision to ban it in the Olympics.
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.
Major League Baseball and the Negro Leagues: Correcting an Injustice
In the late 1800’s, Black professional baseball players were banned from playing in the major leagues.Teach students about thehistory of the Negro Leagues, the segregation of Black players and MLB's decision to makesome Negro League player statistics part of MLB history.
Use this lesson plan to help highschool students understand racial and other disparities in Covid-19 cases and outcomes. Students willanalyze how the vaccinations for Covid-19 should be prioritized and disseminated.
The 2020 Presidential Election: What Can We Learn from Victory Speeches?
Middle and high school students analyze President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris’ victory speeches. Studentsidentify and research issues theythink should be a priority in the Biden-Harris Administration.
Students will createtheir own bitmoji virtual spaces and choose aspects of their identity they want to represent. They will reflect on a negative response to a teacher's bitmoji classroom and consider the importance of conveying values.
August 2020 marksthe centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. Help high school students understand how racism played a role in Black women beingexcluded from the right to vote.
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.
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.
22-year-old digital artist, O’Plérou Grebet,created his own emojis, reflecting life in contemporary West Africa. Help students learn why representing one's culture, nation and identity is important in using emojis.