Lesson Plans

  • Class Actions Screening Questions, Part 1: Mississippi

    Find previews and information about Class Actions at niot.org/ClassActions

    Written by: Julie Mann, Newcomers High School teacher, and Joe Lobozzo, Lakewood High School teacher

    Grade Level: 
    high
  • Class Actions Screening Questions, Part 2: Indiana

    Find previews and information about Class Actions at niot.org/ClassActions

    Written by: Julie Mann, Newcomers High School teacher, and Joe Lobozzo, Lakewood High School teacher

    Vocabulary:

    Hate crime
    Anti-semitism
    Hanukah
    Menorah
    Rabbi

     

    Grade Level: 
    high
  • Slater Jewell-Kemker - EXPRESS

     

    Slater Jewell-Kemker is a 17-year-old filmmaker and reporter who celebrates the best of humanity, empowering young people to change the world with media and technology.

    Through her work, Slater has empowered a global network of young environmentalists and met with important trendsetters and lawmakers. By using the tool of EXPRESS, Slater and the youth that join her are creating positive social change.

    This lesson addresses the following Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) strategies and you can have students look for these issues and examine them in themselves.

    Grade Level: 
    junior
    high
  • Class Actions Screening Questions, Part 3: California

    Find previews and information about Class Actions at niot.org/ClassActions

    Written by: Julie Mann, Newcomers High School teacher, and Joe Lobozzo, Lakewood High School teacher

    Vocabulary:

    Bullying
    Support

    Upstander
    Bystander
    Guidance counsellor

    Questions:

    Grade Level: 
    high
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  • Class Actions: Post-Screening Activities

    Find previews and information about Class Actions at niot.org/ClassActions

    Written by: Julie Mann, Newcomers High School teacher, and Joe Lobozzo, Lakewood High School teacher

    Grade Level: 
    high
  • Chukou Thou - ORGANIZE

     

    Chukou Thao, executive director of National Hmong American Farmers, immigrated to Fresno, CA with his family at age 8, after Laotian citizens were granted asylum in the US after the Vietnam war. Many of the first Hmong farmers suffered from discrimination, so Thao left his "cushy" job at the city of Fresno to ORGANIZE his community in a fight against injustice.

    Using the experiences of community members, Thao has grown NHAF to promote economic development, training and assistance to create positive social change in his community.

    Grade Level: 
    junior
    high
  • Erica Fernandez - PROTEST

     

    "Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. And you cannot oppress a people who are not afraid anymore. We are the future, and the future is ours."

    Grade Level: 
    middle
    junior
    high
  • Dr. Joseph Marshall, Jr. - ADVOCATE

     

    Dr. Joseph Marshall Jr. is an author, activist, and veteran street soldier. Founder of the anti-violence movement Alive & Free, Marshall draws audiences from across the country to his weekly radio program, Street Soldiers—a name Dr. Marshall uses to describe people working to eliminate violence in their communities. To help keep his own community safer, Dr. Marshall co-founded the Omega Boys Club after years of working as a middle school teacher and seeing too many of his students lost to drugs and violence.

    Grade Level: 
    middle
    high
  • Break Bullying: Not in the Break Room, Not on the Playground

    The Public Service Announcement (PSA), “Break Bullying,” depicts adults in an office environment re-enacting the director’s personal bullying experience from middle school. His point: If we would not stand for this in the office, why do we stand for it happening to kids in schools? 

    It is a call to action for everyone to take bullying seriously. Students and teachers alike are reporting visceral responses to the PSA. You will hear a few bleeps—but those bleeps, unedited, are what kids experience daily in their schools.

    Grade Level: 
    middle
    high
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  • Watching "Lancaster, CA: A City Unites to End School Bullying" In Your Classroom

    The video, "Lancaster, California: A City United to End School Bullying," profiles students, educators and community members working to create change after two teen suicides, resulting from bullying, devastate two nearby towns. In the aftermath, a local middle school counselor initiates an anti-bullying program throughout the district and students take the lead in standing up to bullying and intolerance in their schools and community. 

    Grade Level: 
    middle
    high
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  •   Dr. Joseph Marshall Jr. is an author, activist, and veteran street soldier. Founder of the anti-violence movement Alive & Free,...
  •   "Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person...
  •   Chukou Thao, executive director of National Hmong American Farmers, immigrated to Fresno, CA with his family at age 8, after Laotian...
  •   Slater Jewell-Kemker is a 17-year-old filmmaker and reporter who celebrates the best of humanity, empowering young people to change the...

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