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These robust, ready-to-use classroom lessons offer breadth and depth, spanning essential social justice topics and reinforcing critical social emotional learning skills.

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The True History of Voting Rights

In this lesson, students learn about the expansion and restriction of voting rights in the United States, examine court rulings, discuss voter disengagement, and explore a voting rights timeline. Students will also learn how to register to vote.
Grade Level
Subject
Social Studies
Civics
History
Social Justice Domain
October 8, 2020

‘Bibi’ Lesson 3: The Power of Letter Writing: Enhancing Communication and Understanding

In this third and final lesson on the film ‘Bibi,’ students will write a letter to Ernesto explaining the concepts of intersectionality, privilege and oppression.
Grade Level
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Justice Domain
June 2, 2020

‘Bibi’ Lesson 3: The Power of Letter Writing: Enhancing Communication and Understanding

In this third and final lesson on the film ‘Bibi,’ students will write a letter to Ernesto explaining the concepts of intersectionality, privilege and oppression.
Grade Level
6-8
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Justice Domain
June 2, 2020

The Color of Law: Developing the White Middle Class

This lesson is the third and final lesson of the series The Color of Law: The Role of Government in Shaping Racial Inequity. In this lesson, students examine policies that supported and cultivated the creation of the white middle class and the practices that excluded black and nonwhite people from economic development.
Grade Level
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
History
Economics
Social Justice Domain
October 10, 2019
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