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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.