Social Issues


Black Panthers, Social Justice in Documentaries – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Why do documentaries often center around social justice? Students will hear from Stanley Nelson, director of “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” who discusses choices he made in creating the film. Continue reading


A Mathematical Representation of the March on Washington – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

This lesson uses math to help middle and high school students with intellectual disabilities to understand the significance of the March on Washington. Continue reading

Who and How

The Civil Rights Movement: A Time for Change – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

The Civil Rights Movement did not begin suddenly in the 1960s, nor was it a short battle. To understand the enormity of the famous March on Washington, we compiled a timeline of major civil rights events in the 100 years leading up to August 20, 1963. Continue reading

Selma March PBS 630

From Selma to Montgomery: An Introduction to the 1965 Marches – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Students will learn about the 1965 marches from Selma to Montgomery during the Civil Rights Movement. They will examine the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and watch clips from the movie Selma. Most importantly, students will think critically about sources of information. Continue reading


A History of Discrimination and Its Consequences – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

“A History of Discrimination and Its Consequences” lesson plan allows students to think about the battles fought during the Civil Rights Movement in order for every citizen to be able to achieve the American Dream. Continue reading

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