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?
Teachmiddle school students about why the "Soul Cap" was created especially for Black swimmers and providean opportunity for students to reflect on the backlash sparked by the decision to ban it in the Olympics.
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?
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.