Students consider a wide range of statements in response to the killing of NYC police officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. In guided discussion, students consider the statements, what the speaker intended to achieve, and whether they feel the statement was helpful.
Our lessons and guidelines on Michael Brown and Eric Garner have been used in schools across the country. Here they are, all in one place.
This lesson includes two parts. In Part 1, students review the facts about the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases. In Part 2, students break into small groups to discuss six different proposals that have been made to address injustices related to these incidents.
In this brief activity, students share their thoughts and feelings about the grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who killed unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
What is justice? What is peace? And how are they related? Students consider these questions and the meaning of the chant "no justice, no peace," used by people protesting the police killing of Michael Brown - and by many past protesters.
Students explore the mainstream media's portrayal of Michael Brown (an unarmed teenager who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, MO) and the conversation it has touched off about racial stereotyping.