Join the frontlines of the movement. You’ll be amazed to discover the power to change when one becomes involved.
|Video||Skin Deep||Copies of this film can be borrowed from YCCS.||Skin Deep was produced in response to the growing wave of racial hatred and violence in this country. It was made out of the belief that talking about racial issues, both in interracial dialogue and in homogeneous groups, is a necessary first step towards taking action to undo the racial inequities that permeate our institutions and communities and that affect us all deeply as individuals.||Race Discussion|
|Video||Don’t be a Bystander: 6 Tips for Responding to Racist Attacks||Bystander intervention that does not rely on the police.||Taking Action|
|Reading||Democracy Diminished||Democracy Diminished||Taking Action|
|Lesson Unit||Expanding Voting Rights||Expanding Voting Rights is a series of five lessons:|
Lesson 1 The Early Republic
Lesson 2 African Americans Face and Fight Obstacles to Voting.
Lesson 3 The Voting Rights Act, 1965 and beyond
Lesson 4 Women’s Suffrage
Lesson 5 The 26th Amendment
|Article||How the Children of Birmingham Changed the Civil-Rights Movement||How the Children of Birmingham Changed the Civil-Rights Movement||Taking Action|
|Resource||Rock the Vote||Rock the Vote||Taking Action|
|Lesson||Puerto Rico: Finding Our Best Way to Help||Students hear the performance of Lin-Manuel Miranda's song "Almost Like Praying," a benefit for the people of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. Students discuss the song, see a video about how others have responded to the ongoing crisis in Puerto Rico, and consider how they might use their own talents and strengths to help.||Taking Action|
|Video||Black Youth Vote||Taking Action||Taking Action|
|Lesson||Student Voices||Unit plan with lessons around youth voting||Taking Action|
|Reading||Voting Rights Act: Beyond the Headlines||Voting Rights Act: Beyond the Headlines||Taking Action|
|Lesson||We the Voters||Why We March- Use this lesson plan and the short films "Why We March" and "Run Rep Run" to review political protest movements and help students envision running for office themselves Media0cracy - Use this lesson plan and the short film "MediaOcracy" to discuss how students get their news, and help them understand media bias through an investigation of three top cable news outlets.||Taking Action|
|Article||Young, black activists emerge amid repeated police controversies in Chicago||Young black activists and police violence||Taking Action|
|Lesson||Allies for Justice: A Lesson from Viva La Causa||Activites will help students:|
● Understand the power of allies in civil and human rights movements.
● Understand the importance of working well across ethnic groups, religious orientations and cultures.
● Draw on a primary source to write a poem about the importance of allies.
|Lesson||Ballot Battles: A Cartoon History of Voting Rights (with Lesson Plan)||Ballot Battles: A Cartoon History of Voting Rights (with Lesson Plan)||Taking Action|
|Article||A lesson for Trump from Scott Walker||A lesson for Trump from Scott Walker||Taking Action|
|Video||Black Millennial Voting||Black Millennial Voting||Taking Action|
|Video||Chicago Students for Peace||Chicago Students for Peace||Taking Action|