Cultural and Social Issues Lesson Plans & Resources

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Find resources that will help you conduct effective, smart conversations on difficult subjects and social issues.

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The circumstances surrounding the recent deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, LA, and Philando Castile in Minnesota have, again, generated much debate and discussions about race, justice and the legal system. 

AFT President Randi Weingarten, AFT Secretary-...

How do labor unions work? What impact have they had on the course of history, particularly in the United States? As the American Federation of Teachers celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016, Share My Lesson has...

This year, we are highlighting new resources designed to support teachers and paraprofessionals in providing safe classroom environments for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning) students.

Bullying is a community issue that extends beyond the school campus and is...

Deepening Our Knowledge to Build the Movement

These classroom resources complement the 2015 AFT Civil, Human and Women’s Rights Conference program. To access these materials, you will need to create an account on Share My Lesson. It takes just 30 seconds to join, and registration and...

The devastation and loss of life from events such as hurricanes or a tornado can be emotionally damaging to children. These resources will help you and your students understand and cope with natural disasters. ...

As the tragic details associated with the attack in Orlando, Fla. unfold, we all are struggling to find the words to articulate what happened and what to do next. Your students and children are no exception. Share My Lesson has teaching materials and resources that will help you offer...