Educator and author Mara Sapon-Shevin offers strategies and ideas to help students become allies -- people who stand with or for others.
Photocopy or create a large map of the school, including the school grounds and the cafeteria. Then have students identify places that cliques or self-segregating groups gather.
This collection of primary resources and corresponding activities sheds light on the endurance of peaceful protesters in Montgomery, Ala., who overturned an unjust law.
Collective poetry is an exercise designed to encourage students to work from a shared pattern in order to join their voices in a collective rhythm.
Teaching social justice requires helping students confront their personal biases because studies show that tolerance training can backfire if not accompanied by an implicit/personal component. We used this activity in a university course, "Diversity Issues in Psychology," but it works well for high school, too.
Comic books are visual literature. This simple cooperative group activity allows students to identify confrontational issues within their own school and then imagine solutions.
Book 5. Advanced grammar book in a 5-level series for ESL students. This book, for advanced students, is the final volume of the series.
Book 1. Beginning grammar book in a 5-level series for ESL students. This is the first of the two books for beginners.
Book 2. High beginning grammar book in a 5-level series for ESL students. This is the second of the two books for beginners.
Book 4. High intermediate grammar book in a 5-level series for ESL students. This is the second of the two books for intermediate students.
Book 3. Low intermediate grammar book in a 5-level series for ESL students. This is the first of the two books for intermediate students.
This lesson will guide students through their human right to education and help them evaluate how well the world is doing when it comes to providing a free, equal, quality education to our youth.
Examine identity and assimilation with an activity that asks the essential question: Was there ever a part of your identity you had to hide?
I begin my lesson by telling students that we're going to have a guessing game with only two hints. They are to guess what subject we're going to be discussing by first listening to two stories. The subject we're going to discuss is "I am unique and special."