Social Issues

“Well-behaved women seldom make history” – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

This lesson plan challenges students to identify negative stereotypes about women and men, introduces students to Anne Bonny (a woman who breaks traditional gender stereotypes) and gives them the opportunity to use creative writing skills to create their own profile on one of four other “rule-breaking” women in history. Continue reading

Women with Character, Women Who Inspire – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

For Women’s History Month, PBS NewsHour Extra would love to know the women in your students’ lives who have inspired them. Share a picture and description on social media using the hashtag #PBSWomenWhoInspire Continue reading

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

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

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