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.
Should Corporations Speak Out on Voter Suppression Laws and Other Injustices?
Teach students about the law Georgia passed thatrestricts and suppresses voting across the state.Students reflect onperspectives about the role corporations and other powerful entities should play in speaking out on social justice issues.
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.
Why are States Trying to Ban Transgender Student Athletes?
High school students will learn about bills that aim to limit transgender athletes from participating in school sports and reflect on how their own experiences with playing sports and participating in other activities affects them.
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.