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Black Lives Matter: From Hashtag to Movement
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Black Lives Matter: From Hashtag to Movement

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Students will explore the Black Lives Matter movement and investigate the controversy over the response, "All Lives Matter," as well as form their own viewpoint in a writing activity.

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Social Studies
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Lesson Plan
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The Current Events Classroom: Anti-Defamation League
Date Added:
03/01/2018
Exploring Solutions to Address Racial Disparity Concerns
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Exploring Solutions to Address Racial Disparity Concerns

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Students will investigate the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice and explore possible solutions to racial profiling, implicit bias, and ways to address these issues in the police and justice systems.

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Social Studies
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Lesson Plan
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The Current Events Classroom: Anti-Defamation League
Date Added:
03/01/2018
Freddie Gray and Baltimore Unrest: Exploring the Case Using Op-Eds
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Freddie Gray and Baltimore Unrest: Exploring the Case Using Op-Eds

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Students will learn more about the death of Freddie Gray and the aftermath in Baltimore and the national conversation on race and policing. Students will analyze opinion pieces and then write their own argumentative essays with a specific point of view and evidence supporting their viewpoint.

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Social Studies
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Lesson Plan
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The Current Events Classroom: Anti-Defamation League
Date Added:
03/01/2018
From I Have a Dream to Dreamers United: 50 Years Later, How Far Have We Come?
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From I Have a Dream to Dreamers United: 50 Years Later, How Far Have We Come?

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Students will examine the current debate over civil rights in the context of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. Addtionally, students will analyze the 2013 U.S. Supreme Court decision, Shelby County v. Holder, and its impact on voting rights.

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Social Studies
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Lesson Plan
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The Current Events Classroom: Anti-Defamation League
Date Added:
03/05/2018
Looking Back, Reaching Forward: Exploring the Promise of Brown v. Board of Education in Contemporary Times
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Looking Back, Reaching Forward: Exploring the Promise of Brown v. Board of Education in Contemporary Times

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Students will explore the history of school desegration 60+ years after Brown v. Board of Education.The unit is divided into six lessons and utlizes primary sources, discussion questions, and writing activities.

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Social Studies
Material Type:
Unit of Study
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The Current Events Classroom: Anti-Defamation League
Date Added:
02/28/2018
Privilege, Discrimination and Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System
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Privilege, Discrimination and Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System

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Students will focus on the killing of Michael Brown through the lens of race, privilege, and power and examine the various levels of racial disparities in the criminal justice system.

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Social Studies
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Lesson Plan
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The Current Events Classroom: Anti-Defamation League
Date Added:
03/02/2018
Sanctuary Cities and Non-violent Resistance
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Sanctuary Cities and Non-violent Resistance

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Students will investigate what constitutes non-violent resistance and how it relates to issues in the news, as well as explore both the purpose and results of non-violent resistance, both currently and historically.

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Social Studies
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Lesson Plan
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The Current Events Classroom: Anti-Defamation League
Date Added:
03/04/2018
Self-Defense and Racial Profiling
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Self-Defense and Racial Profiling

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Students will focus on the homocide of Renisha McBride, who was shot to death while seeking help after being in a car accident. Students will examine the role of self defense and racial profiling.

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Social Studies
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Lesson Plan
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The Current Events Classroom: Anti-Defamation League
Date Added:
03/04/2018
The Selma to Montgomery March for Voting Rights
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The Selma to Montgomery March for Voting Rights

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Students will gain background information on the history of voting rights and the Selma to Montgomery March of 1965. Additionally, students will focus on current issues in voiting rights and what can be done to ensure that all people have the ability to exercise their right to vote.

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Social Studies
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Lesson Plan
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The Current Events Classroom: Anti-Defamation League
Date Added:
03/04/2018
A Time for Sight: The Debate over Color Blindness and Race-Consciousness in School Integration Policy
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A Time for Sight: The Debate over Color Blindness and Race-Consciousness in School Integration Policy

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Students will analyze school integration within the broader context of Brown v. Board of Education in 1954 and the 2007 Supreme Court decision in Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District and Meredith v. Jefferson County Board of Education. This unit is broken into four parts.

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Social Studies
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Unit of Study
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The Current Events Classroom: Anti-Defamation League
Date Added:
02/28/2018
Understanding and Challenging Ageism
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Understanding and Challenging Ageism

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Students will explore what ageism is and the ways it mainfests in society, creating bias and discrimination in the workplace, housing, healthcare, etc. and perpetuating stereotypes that create injustice.

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Social Studies
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Lesson Plan
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The Current Events Classroom: Anti-Defamation League
Date Added:
03/04/2018
Voting Rights Then and Now
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Voting Rights Then and Now

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Students will explore the diference between the right to vote versus the ability to vote, and study the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Additionally, students will reflect on 20th century voting rights and explore how the past informs present issues in voting access.

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Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
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The Current Events Classroom: Anti-Defamation League
Date Added:
03/02/2018
"Walling Out the Unwanted:" Understanding the Barriers that Perpetuate Anti-Immigrant Bias
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"Walling Out the Unwanted:" Understanding the Barriers that Perpetuate Anti-Immigrant Bias

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Students will analyze a variety of sources in order to explore both the physical and symbolic barriers between immigrants and native born residents of the United States.

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Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
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The Current Events Classroom: Anti-Defamation League
Date Added:
02/28/2018
Wedding Cake, Same Sex Marriage, and Discrimination
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Wedding Cake, Same Sex Marriage, and Discrimination

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Students will explore the 2017 U.S. Supreme Court case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case about a baker who refused to sell a cake for a same-sex wedding reception because of his religious beliefs. Students wil learn more about this important case and its related Constitutional principles, reflect on their own opinions and the views of others, and explore different points of view about the case in order to write an opinion essay of their own.

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Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
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The Current Events Classroom: Anti-Defamation League
Date Added:
02/27/2018
When Perception and Reality Collide: Implicit Bias and Race
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When Perception and Reality Collide: Implicit Bias and Race

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Students will analyze how African-American boys and men are perceived in comparison to their white peers. Students will explore stereotypes and implicit racial bias.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Current Events Classroom: Anti-Defamation League
Date Added:
02/28/2018