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Understanding "Protest"

Concept Formation Lesson Plan

by Stacey Joyce, M.Ed.

Targeted Age: middle/high school
Targeted Time Period: one 90-minute Block

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