In this lesson, students will learn more about the Brown v. Board of Education ruling and will study two infographics in order to analyze and reflect on the modern day â€œschool-to-prison pipelineâ€ and the opportunity gap that both exist in our public schools.
From the Anti-Defamation League, this unit plan uses Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice to highlight and address the prevalence of anti-semitism throughout history. Students will read, critically analyze and respond to several readings including The Merchant of Venice as students explore the problematic issue of anti-semitism.
This middle school lesson, from the Anti-Defamation League, provides an opportunity for students to gain an understanding of who is homeless, the reasons people become homeless and the ways in which homeless people are victims of violence and harassment. Students will also explore how, as a society, we stigmatize and stereotype people who are homeless.
This middle school lesson from the Anti-Defamation League provides students with a basic understanding of Judaism and the cultural, historical and religious aspects of the U.S. Jewish community.
This middle school discussion guide, from the Anti-Defamation League, recounts the war-time experiences of three child survivors. These survivors speak for their friends and siblingsâ€”the one-and-a-half million children who were murdered during the Holocaust.
This middle school discussion guide from the Anti-Defamation League provides several ways to commemorate and teach about the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
This curriculum unit from the Anti-Defamation League provides educators with the tools to watch and analyze political debates. The teaching guide includes vocabulary, instructions for the teacher prior to the debate and after students have watched it, student materials including issues, a short response worksheet and long response essay topics as well as additional resources.
This curriculum unit, from the Anti-Defamation League, provides educators with the tools to challenge myths and stereotypes about people with disabilities and to promote awareness of various forms of disability.
This middle school discussion guide, from the Anti-Defamation League, heightens student awareness about the different vantage points from which history can be viewed and offers an alternative perspective on the impact of the Lewis and Clark expedition and western settlement on Native Americans.
This middle school guide, from the Anti-Defamation League, commemorates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and provides grade-specific lessons, resources and extension activities to examine civil rights in the United States past and present.
This middle school discussion guide from the Anti-Defamation League is In celebration and memory of the life of Nelson Mandela. This special edition of the Current Events Classroom provides students the opportunity to learn, in several ways, more about Nelson Mandela and his extraordinary life.
This middle school discussion guide from the Anti-Defamation League provides an opportunity for students to learn more about the controversy, understand different perspectives about the use of Native American mascots in sports and reflect on their own points of view through activities and writing.
This middle school lesson from the Anti-Defamation League provides an opportunity for students to critically examine certain media forms and their portrayals of women and girls. Students will consider how media shapes public perception and can perpetuate bias. This is a two-part lesson that requires the students to conduct investigative work in between the two sessions.
This middle school discussion guide from the Anti-Defamation League provides an opportunity for middle and high school students to reflect on their own opinions regarding student dress codes, identify school and students needs and perspectives and design their own dress codes that satisfy both student and school needs.
This lesson from the Anti-Defamation League uses video histories of Japanese-American internees during World War II to provide students with an opportunity to explore this dark period in U.S. history and reflect upon the danger of stereotyping, prejudice and racial and ethnic discrimination and not to repeat history.
From the Anti-Defamation League, this lesson addresses the 2014 Ferguson, Missouri shooting and killing of Michael Brown.This lesson provides an opportunity for students to learn more about the situation in Ferguson, grapple with their thoughts and feelings about the case, analyze the militarization of the police and reflect on activism in order to effect change.
On June 26, 2015, in a 5-4 decision the Supreme Court of the United States held that that the 14th Amendment requires a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize marriages lawfully performed in other jurisdictions. This lesson from the Anti-Defamation League provides an opportunity for students to explore marriage equality, gain background information about it, and reflect on their own thoughts and feelings about marriage equality.
This middle school lesson from the Anti-Defamation League will provide an opportunity for students to discuss and define weight bias, identify stereotypes about overweight and obese people and explore what can be done about weight bias in their classroom, school and society at large.
In this middle school lesson from the Anti-Defamation League, students will learn more about the unaccompanied children at our border, read and reflect on two stories of children who recently came to the U.S. on their own and will consider their opinion about the situation and what to do about it by writing a persuasive letter.