Contemporary TexasLesson Plans

envh10_vid_envdallas_lEnvironmental Justice in Dallas

Grades: 6-12
Follow a Dallas community’s fight to receive federal Superfund status to clean up the damage from a high-polluting lead smelter, in this video segment adapted from Earthkeeping: “Toxic Racism.”

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What’s In a Name?

Grades: 6-12
In this lesson plan drawing on material from Latino Americans, students examine place-names around North America that tell the story of Indigenous, Spanish and Mexican settlements that pre-date the United States’ presence.

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The Black Church

Grades: 9-12
Despite America electing its first African American president, Barack Obama could not undo a long and deep legacy of racism in the country.

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