Curriculum Archive

Trial by Race! - Structural Racism
This lesson shows how interactions between multiple institutions can work together to create a more fair outcome.
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What's Going on at Our School - Institutional Racism 
This lesson shows how systematic inequities may contribute to disparate outcomes in institutions like school.
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What If This Was Your Experience - Interpersonal Racism 

This lesson shows how consistent positive and negative messaging shapes how we view and interact with others. 
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What Kind of Asian Are You - Internalized Racism 

This lesson shows how our own unintentional biases shape how we view others.
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Sorting People - Race is Not Biological 

This lesson shows how we can be divided into different biological groups depending on the criteria we use.
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A System of Advantage
This lesson, paired with the previous activity (Sorting People), helps students understand how racism is beyond individual acts of prejudice, but a system of advantages based on race.
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Doll Study

This lesson shows how racial attitudes are instilled at a very young age.
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Discrimination & Peer Pressure

This lesson uses a real-life experiment to frame a discussion on how we handle situations of discrimination
while in a group.
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The Gardener
This lesson uses the metaphor of gardening to demonstrate the dynamics of various levels of racism.
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Algebra or Pre-Algebra
This lesson provides a scenario for students to understand the various levels of racism.
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Critical Look at Columbus Day

This lesson provides a historical context for understanding the controversy of celebrating the annual federal holiday of Columbus Day today.
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School Segregation, Then & Now
This lesson provides a historical context for understanding school segregation and what factors play into the racial dynamics of our schools today.
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How We See Ourselves & Others

This lesson provides a framework for students to discuss how societal messages about race contribute to personal internalized oppression or privilege.
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Same Situation, Different Outcome
This lesson uses a real-life experiment to frame a discussion on how stereotypes and racial perceptions influence our actions.
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How Systems Impact People
This lesson provides two contrasting examples for students to discuss how racial disparities are perpetuated when systems have not undergone proactive change.
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Levels of Racism in Schools
This lesson requires paper handouts to be printed.
This lesson provides a framework for students to evaluate and discuss real examples of internalized, interpersonal, and institutionalized racism within their schools.
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Mind Bugs
This lesson shows hows "mind bugs" can shape the way we view others.
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Microaggressions 
This lesson explores microaggressions, those brief, commonplace statements that make you feel "less than," excluded, annoyed or put down, whether intentionally or unintentionally. This is a guide to help you break down those statements, help you avoid making those statements, and show you what to do when you experience a microaggression.
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Leveling the System   
This lesson explores institutional racism. 
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A Tale of Two Schools 

This lesson explores disparity between schools.