ERIC Number: ED457071
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
The Future of Affirmative Action. Grade 11 Lesson. Schools of California Online Resources for Education (SCORE): Connecting California's Classrooms to the World.
Executive Order 11873 was introduced in June 1965 by President Lyndon B. Johnson in a speech at Howard University. This order began the first of the federal government's affirmative action programs. Since that time, these programs have become a major topic among not only government officials at all levels of government but the general population of the United States. In this lesson plan, students represent particular interest groups before a Senate subcommittee charged to determine the future of federal affirmative action programs. Some of the groups represented will be the American Indian Movement, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, United Farm Workers, Christian Coalition, National Organization for Women, Eagle Forum, Republican Party, and Democratic Party. Noting that some of these groups will be in favor of affirmative action and some will be against it, the lesson states that each student's role will be to represent the position of the organization he/she is assigned and to prepare a presentation (and an essay) that has the evidence necessary to convince the subcommittee which course of action to pursue. Students are provided with background information, detailed instructions, and online resources. The teacher's notes describe the unit's purpose, explain the application of history/social science standards, and suggest teaching strategies. (Contains a transcript of the Lyndon B. Johnson speech.) (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Affirmative Action, Civil Rights, Essays, Federal Programs, Government Role, Grade 11, High Schools, Interdisciplinary Approach, Organizational Communication, Persuasive Discourse, Role Playing, Social Studies
Schools of California Online Resources for Education, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, 601 North East Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410-3093. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://score.rims.k12.ca.us.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, CA.