Discrimination

January 31, 2016
Learning Objectives Students will: think about what movie characters mean to them read about the controversy over racial inequality in the Academy Awards analyze what different people have said…
September 19, 2015
Gathering Ask students to turn to a partner and talk about something they're good at.   How does it make them feel to do this thing well? Ask students to share their feelings about the things they…
September 13, 2015
  Gathering Standing on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty welcomes visitors, immigrants, and returning Americans.  Ask students to read and then respond to the last few lines…
March 29, 2015
In the News Share with students the following information, or ask them to read it.   On March 26, 2015, Governor Mike Pence of Indiana signed into law the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The law…
March 11, 2015
To the Teacher: At UCLA in February 2015, a student interviewing a candidate for the university’s Judicial Council asked the candidate if she thought she could be objective, given that she was…
June 5, 2014
Objectives: Students will:  Learn about the history of discrimination against gay, lesbian, and transgender people in the United States Learn about the history of Gay Pride Month, which is…
January 29, 2014
To the teacher:     On January 19, 2013, the San Francisco 49ers played the Seattle Seahawks in the National Football Conference championship.  With a mere 31 seconds left in the game, Richard…
December 6, 2013
To the Teacher:  Is the practice known as "stop and frisk" a legitimate tool of law enforcement, or does it result in a form of racial profiling in which people of color are considered suspicious…
August 16, 2013
  Learning Objectives Students will learn about the "Stop and Frisk" policy, including background information and important data on the policy and practice in NYC. Students will form their own…
February 14, 2012
by Marieke van Woerkom Objectives Students will: Explore diversity and what it means to have a welcoming classroom environment Define the terms "prejudice" "stereotype" and "discrimination"…