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The 26th Amendment
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This lesson explores the most recent constitutional expansion of voting rights: extending them to people between 18 and 21 years of age. Students will read the 26th Amendment and learn about its history. They will view an NBC report from Nov. 5, 2008, that explains how important the youth vote was to the election of Barack Obama. Finally, they will examine the results of a recent study showing that young voters have very different concerns than older voters, and hypothesize about how young voters might affect elections in 2012 and beyond.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Southern Poverty Law Center
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Individual Authors
Date Added:
11/28/2016
Accepting Size Differences
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There is no doubt that modern lifestyle changes have contributed to the problems of overweight and obesity among adults and children. Some school health and physical education programs are tackling the challenge of integrating healthier eating and regular exercise into the lives of students. But what about the social challenges that face children who are overweight? And how do media messages reinforce the bias they already experience among many of their peers? In these lessons, students will evaluate both their own biases related to size differences and the ways in which media shape those biases.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Southern Poverty Law Center
Provider Set:
Learning for Justice
Date Added:
12/02/2016
Advertising on the Internet
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This lesson focuses on teaching students to understand the role of identity in the online marketplace and online advertising, and advertisers’ intent to manipulate consumers.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Language Education (ESL)
English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Southern Poverty Law Center
Provider Set:
Learning for Justice
Date Added:
09/27/2017
African Americans Face and Fight Obstacles to Voting
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In this lesson students learn about the Reconstruction Amendments (13th, 14th and 15th) that abolished slavery, guaranteed African American citizenship and secured men the right to vote.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Southern Poverty Law Center
Provider Set:
Learning for Justice
Date Added:
12/01/2016
America by the Numbers
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America by the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa, a PBS documentary series produced by the Harlem-based Futuro Media Group, reveals how dramatic changes in the composition and demographics of the United States are playing out across the country.

Subject:
Computer Science
Language Education (ESL)
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Physical Geography
Social Science
Economics
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Southern Poverty Law Center
Provider Set:
Learning for Justice
Date Added:
09/29/2014
Anti-Racism Activity: 'The Sneetches'
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Before conducting this activity, educators may want to discuss historical information about racism and diversity issues. In the story The Sneetches, written by Dr. Seuss, yellow bird-like creatures take students on an adventure where green stars become the symbol of discrimination and privilege. After reading the story aloud, let students participate in the following activities that can be adapted with or without the story.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Southern Poverty Law Center
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Date Added:
11/28/2016
Artistic Expression Showcase
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Students produce original art (visual art, music, drama or poetry) that conveys an anti-bias or social justice message. Students then plan a public showcase of their work.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Southern Poverty Law Center
Provider Set:
Learning for Justice
Date Added:
07/13/2014
Bayard Rustin: The Fight for Civil and Gay Rights
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Part of a series that introduces students to four black lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people and their allies, this lesson centers on the invaluable work and activism of Bayard Rustin.

Subject:
English Language Arts
History
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Southern Poverty Law Center
Provider Set:
Learning for Justice
Date Added:
01/22/2013
Beauty is Skin Deep
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During this lesson, students will reflect on the ways they have experienced or participated in bias based on physical size and appearance—and will discuss how society’s expectations about body image and appearance affect people. Students build on their media literacy skills as they examine media images for messages that consciously and unconsciously affect attitudes and behaviors toward others. Finally, the class will explore ways to get beyond appearance as a dominant force in their social lives.Note: This lesson has been adapted with permission from the original created by GLSEN for its program, No Name-Calling Week.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Life Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Southern Poverty Law Center
Provider Set:
Learning for Justice
Date Added:
07/06/2009
Before Rosa Parks: Frances Watkins Harper
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The title “Before Rosa Parks” loosely links a number of lessons that discuss African-American women who were active in the fight for civil rights before the 1950s. This lesson highlights Frances Watkins Harper, who challenged power structures in the South by talking to free former slaves about voting, land ownership and education—and fought segregated public transportation.

Subject:
English Language Arts
History
Social Science
Ethnic Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Southern Poverty Law Center
Provider Set:
Learning for Justice
Date Added:
07/06/2009
Before Rosa Parks: Ida B. Wells
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The title “Before Rosa Parks” loosely links a number of lessons that discuss African-American women who were active in the fight for civil rights before the 1950s. This lesson highlights Ida B. Wells, who worked tirelessly for racial justice in the South, especially concerning lynching.

Subject:
English Language Arts
History
Social Science
Ethnic Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Southern Poverty Law Center
Provider Set:
Learning for Justice
Date Added:
07/06/2009