Quick! Do housing and land use policies come to mind when you think about what’s necessary for all students to learn to their fullest potential? If you’re like most people, probably not. But housing and land use policies, concludes a new report, have a “significant effect on schools” and can “affect enrollment trends, concentrations of poverty and school diversity, school funding, stability of enrollment vs. ‘churning’ of students, and [the] ability of students to complete their homework and focus during the school day.”
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Lesson Plans To Prevent Bias-Based Bullying in School
Most bullying in school comes from bias, prejudice, and stereotypes whether it is based on gender, race or religion. Help your students discuss the kinds of bullying that they really see and hear, prevent bullying and welcome all students in your classroom and school.
All HRC Welcoming Schools lessons are aligned with the Common Core Standards.
Social Justice Acrostic Poems Lesson Plan
This lesson involves having students work as a class to generate important social justice
words and then to write an acrostic poem with a classmate. This activity encourages
students to explore issues that they care about with their peers and to form connections with each other around social justice topics
With no federal standards for the topic in place, teachers are left to their own devices for creating or finding social justice lesson plans. Our country’s history is rich with resistance, organizing, and civil rights campaigning—but for many teachers, these movements seem new.
If you want to guide your students through conversations about inclusion, diversity, and equity, it’s important to both teach the history and build upon the work of the countless people who contributed to social justice movements throughout the years.