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.
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.
Teach middle schoolstudents about "institutionalized gender discrimination” and the impact of Title IX through the perspective of the U.S. Women's Soccer Team's lawsuit against the U.S Soccer Federation.
This lesson plan helps 8-12 grade students explore and understand the current landscape of elected officials and Presidential hopefuls andhow the 2018 midterm electionbroke records and barriers regarding diversity.
Help elementary students understandthe language of bias in our lives and ways they can make a difference by exploringletter exchanges between 9-year-old Riley Morrison and NBA player Stephen Curry about the Curry 5's.
What is implicit and explicit bias? Students learn about these termsas they reflect on examples of everyday bias in the newsand situations in which they have experienced or encountered everyday type of bias.
Through review and examination of videos, articles, data research and hashtag campaigns—#1000BlackGirlBooks and #WeNeedDiverseBooks, students learn about and discuss the importance of diverse literature.
Race and racism are topics that regularly come up in the news and populate our social media feeds. 5th-7th grade students explore race and racism using a range of young people’s first encounter stories.
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.”
A high school lesson that provides students an opportunity to reflect on the historical context of lynching in the U.S., the current day use of the hangman’s noose, the increase use of hate symbols and explore what can be done about it.
This middle school lesson provides an opportunity for students to reflect upon the important aspects of their own identity, learn more about the policy and situation at Mystic Valley Regional Charter School and consider their points of view about the school policy.