This activity aims to facilitate classroom discussion of President Obama's remarks on July 19 about race and the Trayvon Martin case.
Racial profiling occurs when law enforcement agents impermissibly use race, religion, ethnicity or national origin in deciding who to investigate. This lesson focuses on racial profiling. Students learn what the term means, discuss why it matters, conduct research and present their insights.
Students will look at social medias and what identities are crafted in those formats, both for social media celebrities and their own digital footprints. This lesson is part of a media unit curated at our Digital Citizenship website, "Who Am I Online?"
In small groups and in a fishbowl discussion, students consider how race affected the trial of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin.
- Criminal Justice
- Material Type:
- Lesson Plan
- Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility
- Provider Set:
- Teachable Moment
- Marieke van Woerkom
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