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156 Lessons

Issues of Poverty

“Issues of Poverty” is comprised of four lessons with two overarching goals. First, the lessons aim to help students understand that poverty is systemic, rooted in economics, politics and discrimination. Second, the lessons provide evidence to show that poverty, far from being random, disproportionately affects Americans who have traditionally experienced oppression—African Americans, Latinos, immigrants and children.
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Topic
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Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Economics
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
February 9, 2012

Contemporary Movements

The civil rights movement of the 1950s and ‘60s, during which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. came to prominence as a spokesperson for black people seeking equality, has been the catalyst for many contemporary civil rights movements (e.g., the Chicano movement, labor movement, environmental movement, women’s movement, LGBT civil rights movement, immigrant workers rights). This lesson invites students to see that they are part of a continuum in the long struggle for equal rights for all people.
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Social Studies
History
Social Justice Domain
February 15, 2012

Girls’ Attitudes About STEM Careers: Similarities and Differences Among Race/Ethnic Groups

This lesson presents excerpts from a recent Girl Scouts Research Institute study showing girls may be more interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers than previously thought. Students compare and contrast white, African-American and Hispanic girls’ perceptions of STEM fields.
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Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Science & Health
Social Justice Domain
April 6, 2012
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