Lesson Plan

Picturing Racism

Students will explore racism using photographs and videos,
Lorren J.
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Milton Middle School
Milton, WV
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My Grades 8
My Subjects English Language Arts

Students will be able to...research and dissementate information; explore issues of racism, stereotypes, and bias; create written responses to thout-provoking prompts; and create a video to exten and share information learned.  As students are watching the video, they are asked to be thinnking about the term racism and what kind of personal connection they make to speaker's experiences. 

English Language Arts
Social Studies
Grades 8
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1 Hook

Students will view the video, "We Need to Talk about an Injustice--Bryan Stevenson" on TED Ed., which captures interest, connects with prior knowledge and stimulates curiosity.  Students will be asked to ponder their personal experiences with racism while watching the video. 

2 Direct Instruction

3 Guided Practice

4 Independent Practice

5 Wrap-Up