We all try to create socially responsible and aware students. This activity, though nominally based around mural creation, is really an experiential learning social justice lesson about the effects of resource inequality and discrimination. It is one of the most effective ways of helping students understand the concept, impact, and effects of resource inequality and discrimination in our communities and in our world I have ever used. Former students who have participated in this activity still remember and are positively impacted by it years later!
May be appropriate for a wider age range than listed.
- Detailed instructions for an impactful activity on resource inequality and its effect on individuals and communities from the local to the international level
- Discussion questions for helping students get the most out of this activity
- A suggested writing prompt to encourage students to continue reflecting on their personal take-away from this activity
- Notes and suggestions for teachers for successfully using this activity and social justice curriculum
- A pre-teaching reflection activity for teachers
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This activity is great in many different types of classrooms and situations--from History to Citizenship/Social Responsibility and from Economics to Religion. It can be a unique activity for Black History Month, Women's History Month, or any other time focusing on the experience of minorities. It is even great before teaching novels which address poverty or resource inequality.
Activity duration--approximately two to three standard class periods
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