Students contemplate the role of music in social movements by learning about The Staple Singers and analyzing the messages in one of their songs.
Students establish a safe space for holding sensitive conversations, before introducing the events surrounding Ferguson, by acknowledging people's complicated feelings about race and creating a classroom contract.
Students analyze Atticus' character in Go Set a Watchman in historical context by reading primary sources that illuminate the ways many white southerners reacted to the prospect of social change.
Students identify how the beliefs about race developed during the Enlightenment still impact attitudes toward race and equality in the United States today.
Students learn about education, identity, and activism through an exploration of the East Los Angeles school walkouts, when thousands of students protested unequal educational opportunities for Mexican American students.