Facilitate discussion in your classroom around the recent attacks in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim places of worship, and explore with students how communities respond after incidents of hate.
This Teaching Idea provides facts about the new coronavirus and allows students to explore instances of discrimination related to COVID-19.
Explore ideas around access to voting by learning about India’s general election and the country’s commitment to ensuring that all voters are close to a polling station.
For National Poetry Month, introduce students to spoken word poetry and explore its power to give voice to issues that impact our communities.
Use these activities to help students reflect on the themes in Amanda Gorman’s Inauguration Day poem and consider how their unique experiences and voices can help America “forge a union with purpose.”
Provide students with context for understanding China’s ongoing persecution of the Uighur Muslims and encourage them to consider the experiences of this religious minority group targeted with discriminatory policies and incarceration.