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.
Students have an opportunity to learn about and develop empathy for the plight of the Rohingya people in Myanmar and explore what can be done about the crisis, which is being called a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing."
This 4-lesson unit helps high school students learn about democracy, examine the First Amendment and explore how their freedoms originated and how they function today in schools, in their communities and globally.
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.
Teach students about the "Muslim ban" executive order. Gain insightinto people’s thoughts through posted hashtags, reactions of protestors and reflect on their own point of view on the topic by writing an op-ed.
This lesson provides an opportunity for students to learn more about the evolution of the Boy Scouts’ position on gay members and leaders, analyze Robert Gates’ recent speech on the issue and explore students’ own points of view by writing persuasive essays.
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.