ERIC Number: ED472107
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Fostering Diversity. Reflecting on September 11.
Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.
In this lesson, students examine issues surrounding hate crimes. Students read and discuss an article on hate crimes. In small groups, students role play state legislators and supporters and opponents of hate-crime legislation who must discuss and vote on a bill designed to increase sentences for hate crimes. Following an overview, the lesson plan details a procedure for classroom implementation, including a focus discussion, reading, "Outlawing Hate," discussion of the reading, and a five step small group activity. The aim of the lesson is to address diversity issues arising from the events of September 11, 2001. The lesson includes a handout, "Making an Action Plan" and 20 additional project suggestions. (BT)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cultural Pluralism, Government Role, Hate Crime, Law Related Education, Role Playing, Secondary Education, State Legislation, Student Projects, Terrorism
Constitutional Rights Foundation, 601 South Kingsley Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90005. Tel: 213-487-5590; Fax: 213-386-0459. For full text: http://www.crfusa.org/Sept11/Sept11_home#foundations.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.