Kindergarten: Identity and Inclusion
A story about how skin color is only one facet of a person’s identity. Students think about what it means to be left out or included and how they are different from one another . Students then explore the many identities in their classroom by creating a puzzle with pieces made by everyone.
Grade 1: The Story of Ruby Bridges
Students will understand the meaning of equality and its importance in the lives of young people. They will explore how segregation affected everyday life and discuss the impacts of inequality.
Supplementary Materials: Photo Handout, Discussion Questions
Supplementary Materials: Photo Handout
How Two Men Changed the Face of Baseball, by Peter Golenbock
Students will discuss Jackie Robinson and his role in the Civil Rights Movement, using the story of Jackie Robinson, Branch Rickey, and PeeWee Reese as a framework for discussing the importance of friendship, teamwork, and standing up for what is right.
Grade 4: Immigration Julia Moves to the United States
Grade 5: Student Activism Collage Making
Students will learn about major student activist movements and tactics used. This lesson emphasizes student voice and agency.