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Breaking Down Hate Speech (9-12)

How can you create a community culture in which hate speech is unacceptable, both online and offline?

Students learn the definition of hate speech and understand how it affects individuals, groups, and communities. Students learn to recognize hate speech by reading an article or by analyzing a brief video. They then explore school-wide solutions for addressing hate speech by role-playing a student mediation committee and creating guidelines for online and offline communities.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to ...

  • recognize hate speech and its impact on individuals, groups, and communities, both online and offline.
  • analyze situations to determine if they constitute hate speech.
  • create a set of community guidelines for dealing with online and offline hate speech at school.

 

Alignment with Standards

Common Core State Standards:

Grades 9-10:  RL.1, RL.2, RL.4, RL.7, RL.10, RI.1, RI.2, RI.4, RI.10, W.2a-f, W.3a-e, W.4-6, W.8-10, SL.1a-d, SL.2-5, L.4a, L.6

Grades 11-12: L.1, RL.2, RL.4, RL.7, RL.10, RI.1, RI.2, RI.4, RI.10, W.2a-f, W.3a-e, W.4-6, W.8-10, SL.1a-d, SL.2-5, L.4a, L.6

ISTE Standards:

1a-c, 2a, 2b, 2d, 3b, 3d, 4a-d, 5a-d

Additional Lesson Materials

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