For Teachers

Introductory or Concluding Essay: Helping Students Enact Community Change
Targeted Level: middle or high school
Targeted Length: two 30 minute class periods

created by Stacey Joyce, M.Ed.

Objective: This lesson will familiarize students with the concept of protest by breaking it down into parts, identifying those parts, and then analyzing a variety of types of protests by racial groups in Seattle and Washington State during the mid-twentieth century. They will work in groups and individually in order to distinguish between examples and non-examples of protest, while familiarizing themselves with such language as “protest,” “estrangement,” “alienation,” “status quo,” and “tradition.”

Teacher Material

Lesson Plan in downloadable Word format


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