Lesson Plans and Activities
Because it only works if we work together.
Big Bed For Little Snow
GOAL: To recognize that each child has the power to create change through the eyes of a young Asian American
INVOLVES: Interactive Read-Aloud, Arts + Crafts, Science
Cultural Relevancy in the Cafeteria
This lesson seeks to open students’ eyes to the variety of experiences that they and their classmates have at lunchtime. Students learn about the dietary guidelines of various ethnic and religious groups and then analyze their cafeteria's food offerings.
GOAL: To center Black joy, love, creativity, and resilience
INVOLVES: Read-Aloud, Writing, Drawing
The Civil Rights Memorial
In this lesson, students will work from core readings and then apply creative and critical thinking skills to design a monument for one of these later movements.
You Hold Me Up
GOAL: To celebrate Indigenous people, learn and talk about spreading kindness, and learn Indigenous words and phrases
INVOLVES: Read-Aloud, Discussion, Writing, Group or Partner Activities
The Message of Music
This lesson challenges students to analyze and to reflect on messages presented in songs — and to express their own views about important issues addressed in some songs.
Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton
GOAL: To understand the historical significance of resistance and describe the definition of “freedom.”
INVOLVES: Read-Aloud, Discussion, Writing Poetry
Art and Activism
This lesson series capitalizes on children's natural relationship to art by prompting them examine the ways art relates to community leadership and activism. The lessons can be used individually or as a full series and are not dependent on sequence.