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Unheard Voices: Stories of LGBT History
An oral history and curriculum project that seeks to integrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) history, people and events into middle and high school curricula.


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Curriculum Connections is a collection of original lesson plans and resources that help K-12 educators integrate multicultural, anti-bias, and social justice themes into their curricula. Each edition is organized around a particular topic or theme, and a new edition is published approximately two times per school year.

Anti-Semitism and Judaism

    The People v. Leo Frank Teacher’s Guide
    A guide for secondary educators to accompany a documentary exploring the 1913 murder of a child laborer, the trial and lynching of the Jewish man accused of her murder and the racial, religious, regional and class prejudices of the early 20th century.
    The Struggle to Prevent Genocide in the Post-Holocaust Era
    Four secondary level lessons that explore what the world has done to achieve the ideal of "never again" since the Holocaust, examine why these efforts have fallen short of averting atrocities in places such as Rwanda and the Sudan, and inspire students to take action in response to genocide.
    Survival to Service: Examining the Life of Abraham H. Foxman, Hidden Child of the Holocaust
    This lesson plan (with accompanying resources) for middle and high school students, based on the life of a ADL National Director and Hidden Child Abraham Foxman, draws upon individual stories of loss, survival and rescue to raise student awareness about the Holocaust and increase their commitment to moral decision-making and to the role of the individual in combating bias and hate.
    Challenging Anti-Semitism
    Elementary, middle and high school lessons that explore anti-Semitism, challenge myths and stereotypes about Jewish people, and provide ways for young people to effectively respond to anti-Semitic incidents.

Constitutional Issues

    Voices of Japanese-American Internees
    High school lesson that uses video and written oral histories of Japanese American internees about the discrimination they faced before, during and following their internment, and their feelings about the Civil Liberties Act of 1988.
    The First Amendment in Public Schools
    Four lessons for high school students about the First Amendment as it relates to students' rights. Includes lessons on the freedoms of religion, speech, the press, assembly and petition, as well as a listing of resources and correlations to the national standards.

General Anti-Bias


    Committing to Respect
    Lessons for early and older elementary and secondary students that introduce the concepts of bias and discrimination and respond to them in productive ways.

Hate and Extremism


Holocaust and Genocide Studies

    Challenging Anti-Semitism
    Elementary, middle and high school lessons that explore anti-Semitism, challenge myths and stereotypes about Jewish people, and provide ways for young people to effectively respond to anti-Semitic incidents.
    The Struggle to Prevent Genocide in the Post-Holocaust Era
    Four secondary level lessons that explore what the world has done to achieve the ideal of "never again" since the Holocaust, examine why these efforts have fallen short of averting atrocities in places such as Rwanda and the Sudan, and inspire students to take action in response to genocide.
    Survival to Service: Examining the Life of Abraham H. Foxman, Hidden Child of the Holocaust
    This lesson plan (with accompanying resources) for middle and high school students, based on the life of a ADL National Director and Hidden Child Abraham Foxman, draws upon individual stories of loss, survival and rescue to raise student awareness about the Holocaust and increase their commitment to moral decision-making and to the role of the individual in combating bias and hate.

Immigrants and Immigration


LGBT People and Issues

    Unheard Voices: Stories of LGBT History
    An oral history and curriculum project that seeks to integrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) history, people and events into middle and high school curricula.

Name-Calling and Bullying


Native American and Indigenous People

    Lewis and Clark: The Unheard Voices
    Elementary, Middle and Secondary level lesson plans exploring Native American perspectives on the impact of the Lewis and Clark expedition and westward expansion on indigenous people. 
People with Disabilities

Racism and Racial Diversity

    The People v. Leo Frank Teacher’s Guide
    A guide for secondary educators to accompany a documentary exploring the 1913 murder of a child laborer, the trial and lynching of the Jewish man accused of her murder and the racial, religious, regional and class prejudices of the early 20th century.
    Voices of Japanese-American Internees
    High school lesson that uses video and written oral histories of Japanese American internees about the discrimination they faced before, during and following their internment, and their feelings about the Civil Liberties Act of 1988.
    The Life and Achievements of Rosa Parks
    A commemoration of the life of Rosa Parks that includes a brief biography of her life, a lesson plan for grades 6 and up, a list of resources for teachers and an annotated bibliography of children's books.
    Shirley Chisholm: Unbought, Unbossed, and Unforgotten
    This lesson plan for middle and high school explores the life, career and ideas of Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress who was a leader in the Civil Rights and Women's Rights Movements of the 1960s and 1970s.

Religious Diversity

    The People v. Leo Frank Teacher’s Guide
    A guide for secondary educators to accompany a documentary exploring the 1913 murder of a child laborer, the trial and lynching of the Jewish man accused of her murder and the racial, religious, regional and class prejudices of the early 20th century.
    Challenging Anti-Semitism
    Elementary, middle and high school lessons that explore anti-Semitism, challenge myths and stereotypes about Jewish people, and provide ways for young people to effectively respond to anti-Semitic incidents.
    The Struggle to Prevent Genocide in the Post-Holocaust Era
    Four secondary level lessons that explore what the world has done to achieve the ideal of "never again" since the Holocaust, examine why these efforts have fallen short of averting atrocities in places such as Rwanda and the Sudan, and inspire students to take action in response to genocide.
    Survival to Service: Examining the Life of Abraham H. Foxman, Hidden Child of the Holocaust
    This lesson plan (with accompanying resources) for middle and high school students, based on the life of a ADL National Director and Hidden Child Abraham Foxman, draws upon individual stories of loss, survival and rescue to raise student awareness about the Holocaust and increase their commitment to moral decision-making and to the role of the individual in combating bias and hate.

Sexism and Gender Issues

    The Life and Achievements of Rosa Parks
    A commemoration of the life of Rosa Parks that includes a brief biography of her life, a lesson plan for grades 6 and up, a list of resources for teachers and an annotated bibliography of children's books.
    Shirley Chisholm: Unbought, Unbossed, and Unforgotten
    This lesson plan for middle and high school explores the life, career and ideas of Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress who was a leader in the Civil Rights and Women's Rights Movements of the 1960s and 1970s.

 

 

 

 



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