Students create blackout poems to highlight themes explored in texts about the experiences of indigenous communities in North America.
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This lesson introduces students to some of the ways people around the world are fighting climate change in their own communities, and challenges them to take action themselves.
This lesson plan uses resources about women around the world leading nonviolent movements to fight against violence and injustice.
Students will do a deep dive into the lives of the people whose stories they hear about in the news and will develop a deeper understanding on how one individual can have a global impact.
In this project, students explore how we are connected with people across the globe and dive deep into one specific item of their choice to research an issue connected to it.
Students explore Afropunk as a global social catalyst and consider art and fashion's relationship to identity, culture, and social movements.
Students explore reporting on the Yemeni war and consider: What forms can war take, and how does it affect civilians directly and indirectly? How can journalists report on a conflict well?
Students evaluate the status of freedom in Turkey using Freedom House criteria, and consider how freedom may be defined at home and around the world.
A project-based unit that engage students in the production of their own citizen journalism for Andrea Bruce's Our Democracy project.
Engage students in a dialogue about democracy with photojournalist Andrea Bruce and members of a re-entry program in Memphis, Tennessee.
Students will evaluate how communities rely on their ecosystems for survival and climate change's impact on their ability to do so by examining the Meitei people's relationship to Loktak Lake.
This lesson explores how film is used to tell the stories of young ballerinas in Brazil’s favelas, resulting in art and/or research projects examining resilience.