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58 Lessons

Advertising on the Internet

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.
Grade Level
6-8
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Arts
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
September 27, 2017

Bayard Rustin: The Fight for Racial Justice and Gay Rights

This lesson centers on the invaluable work and activism of Bayard Rustin. Rustin was not only dedicated to orchestrating the civil rights movement; he was also one of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s closest advisors, and the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington.
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Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
History
Social Justice Domain
January 22, 2013

Before Rosa Parks: Susie King Taylor

The title “Before Rosa Parks” loosely links a number of lessons that address African-American women who were active in the fight for civil and human rights before the 1950s. This lesson highlights Susie King Taylor, the only black woman who wrote a narrative about her experiences working with soldiers during the Civil War.
Grade Level
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
History
Social Justice Domain
July 6, 2009

Before Rosa Parks: Frances Watkins Harper

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.
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Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
History
Social Justice Domain
July 6, 2009

Beyond Rosa Parks: Powerful Voices for Civil Rights and Social Justice

Most history textbooks include a section about Rosa Parks in the chapter on the modern civil rights movement. However, Parks is only one among many African-American women who have worked for equal rights and social justice. This series introduces four of those activists who may be unfamiliar to students.
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Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
History
Social Justice Domain
May 3, 2012
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Learning for Justice in the South

When it comes to investing in racial justice in education, we believe that the South is the best place to start. If you’re an educator, parent or caregiver, or community member living and working in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana or Mississippi, we’ll mail you a free introductory package of our resources when you join our community and subscribe to our magazine.

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