The curated resources linked below are an initial sample of the resources coming from a collaborative and rigorous review process with the EAD Content Curation Task Force.
Inspired by Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm’s famous words and life story, the Seat at the Table Project is a collaborative civic art and education project that encourages students to reflect on their own civics identity and agency as they consider bringing their own seat to the table of civic life. The lesson plan, resources, and companion digital exhibit guide teachers and student through participating the project.
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate
Students are introduced to the various components that comprise culture so they can understand its influence on the way we see the world and interact with others. They learn to appreciate the importance of the cultural lens.
The ten lessons in this unit explore themes of identity and community while helping students and teachers build a productive, safe learning environment. They are especially appropriate for use in middle school classrooms of any subject at the beginning of the school year.
Facing History and Ourselves
Students are introduced to the complexity of identity through the creation of visual representations of their own identity, using a process known as identity mapping. Students reflect on the similarities and differences that mark us as unique individuals who share a common humanity.
Students will examine the life and actions of John Brown through primary sources and historical narrative.
Bill of Rights Institute
Through a word association activity and an examination of a TED talk, students explore the ways labels and stereotypes are used to create a ‘single story’ about people and places. Students reflect on, and share, the impact labels and stereotypes have had on their own lives. They identify strategies they can use to counteract the negative impact of stereotypes.