How Disability Activists Created Change
Students analyze primary and secondary sources about 1977 and 1990 Disability Rights Movement protests to identify strategic actions taken by activists, evaluate the level of personal risk or investment needed to participate, and compare them with actions by African-American civil rights activists of that time and earlier, and of social justice activists today.
Examining Social Justice Through Historical, Classic and Contemporary Sources
This outline of a unit plan has students considering the power of literature and investigating social justice. Students begin by analyzing primary sources to spark inquiry and gain historical context, then combine study of To Kill a Mockingbird with a contemporary text of their choosing as they consider how real-life events influence fictional narratives, and…
To Kill a Mockingbird: A Historical Perspective
Through study of literature and and analysis of relevant primary sources, students of all backgrounds better grasp how historical events and human forces have shaped relationships between black and white, and rich and poor cultures of the United States. After, students may consider whether there are people in their community with an historical perspective on…