ALEX Learning Activity Resources

ALEX Learning Activities  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2015] (12) 16 :
16 ) Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem. [RI.11-12.7]

[SS2010] CWI (9-12) 5 :
5 ) Analyze cultural elements, including language, art, music, literature, and belief systems, to determine how they facilitate global understanding or misunderstanding.

[SS2010] SOC (9-12) 10 :
10 ) Describe social movement and social change.

•  Comparing various forms of collective behavior, including mobs, riots, fads, and crowds
•  Identifying major ethical and social issues facing modern society
Examples: technological, governmental, medical

•  Explaining the impact of the modern Civil Rights Movement, the women's movement, the gun rights movement, the green movement, and other minority movements in the United States
Subject: English Language Arts (12), Social Studies (9 - 12)
Title: Racial Prejudice: Past and Present

This activity should be used at the beginning of a lesson about the long-standing racial prejudice issues in America as depicted in short stories like Kate Chopin’s “Desiree’s Baby” (1894). The teacher can use the Poll Everywhere site to create a question like “What 'appropriate' word comes to mind when you compare racial prejudice of modern-day America to the America of 125 years ago?” You can use the responses to the question to create a “Word Picture” on the Poll Everywhere website so that students can see all responses on the board. This will segue to viewing a YouTube video entitled "Too White to Be Black Too Black to be White" (5:36 min.). 

This activity was created as a result of the ALEX Resource Development Summit.

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