What is privilege and how does it impact the criminal justice system? Students reflect on the killing of Michael Brown through the lens of race, privilege and power andexamine the various levels of racial disparities in the criminal justice system.
Students curate a digital storyboard using a variety of media sources relating to a social justice issue. The curation will reflecthow perspective and bias are seen in various sources on the selected issue.
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.
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.
With a steady increase among young adults who vote, help high school students explorethe role and importance of the youth vote, consider barriers to the youth vote, and propose ideas for taking action.
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.
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.