Is there a “double standard” in the way that some journalists talk differently about one identity group compared to another in refugee crises around the world?Students will learn about media bias and analyze the way it manifests in reporting.
What's the "Rooney Rule?" Help students understand historical and current discriminatory practices in the NFL, learn why former head coach Brian Flores filed a class action lawsuit, and explore possible strategies to address inequities in the NFL.
Will New State Laws about Vote Counting Overrule the Will of the People?
Teach high school students about the vote counting process and help them understand current laws that shift power from independent election officials to partisans and its potential impact on election results.
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.
Don't Let Hate Ruin the Fun: Youth and Online Games
Help students in grades 7-12 learn about people’s experiences with online gaming and consider possible actions that different constituencies can take to reduce and prevent hate and harassment in online gaming.
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.
An increasing number of people are calling for an end to the Electoral College. Teach high students about the Electoral College and its origins, as well as the more contemporary movement advocating for the National Popular Vote and the interstate compact that would support it.
Felony disenfranchisement can impact elections and local laws in a variety of ways. High school students learn about felony disenfranchisement, discuss the pros and cons and whether it should remain intact.
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.
Students learn what algorithms are, how they work and how they impact our daily lives, and consider questions like: Is an algorithm always reliable when it predicts human behavior? Is it ethical to use an algorithm to make a critical decision about another person’s life?