22-year-old digital artist, O’Plérou Grebet,created his own emojis, reflecting life in contemporary West Africa. Help students learn why representing one's culture, nation and identity is important in using emojis.
Casting of 'The Little Mermaid' Brings Pride and Prejudice
An African-American actress was chosen for the role of Ariel in the remake of The Little Mermaid. Elementary and middle school students explore the significance of the casting decision and the impact of diversity and representation in different forms of media.
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.
Teach middle and high school students how they can voice their thoughts with Congress on what should be done about DACA and DREAMers. In this lesson, students learn about DREAMers/DACA recipients andreflect on what it means to be “American.”
This lesson teaches high school students the meaning, purpose and outcomes of sanctuary citiesand nonviolent resistance, both currently and throughout history. Students develop acall-to-action speech for implementing nonviolent resistance related to issues important to them.
This lesson provides middle and high school students an opportunity to learn about the unaccompanied children at our border, reasons why the seek entry to the United States and reflect on what to do about this situation.