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.
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.
An increasing number of people are calling for an end to the Electoral College. Teach high students about the Electoral College and its origins, as well as the more contemporary movement advocating for the National Popular Vote and the interstate compact that would support it.
Felony disenfranchisement can impact elections and local laws in a variety of ways. High school students learn about felony disenfranchisement, discuss the pros and cons and whether it should remain intact.
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?
Students learn about how the Constitution affected persons who were not of the same demographics as the Founding Fathers. They will also discuss the ease and difficulty of making amendments to the Constitution.
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.