Breaking Down Hate Speech (9-12)
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.
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
1a-c, 2a, 2b, 2d, 3b, 3d, 4a-d, 5a-d