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Next Year's Ideas/Plans

Civil Rights Curriculum


Problems to address:

o Harassment, prejudice and discrimination at New Bedford High School

o Closed-mindedness & apathy concerning the issues locally, nationwide and globally

o Self-segregation (cliques) that are isolated from diversity

o Lack of rights internationally (women, gays, child laborers, political prisoners, etc.)


Empowerment (what teens can actually do about these issues)

Role models as examples of activism for a positive change

Community connections that demonstrate shared objectives

Public speaking, presentation-building, research and projects

Creatively integrating the arts (music, dance, poetry, literature, etc.)

Learn about the history of civil rights, injustice, activism, non-violence, etc.


- September

o Raise awareness and recruit new team members.

o Talk to students about what they think the issues are and what they would like to do about them.

- October

o Hispanic Heritage month.

o Connect with other clubs, schools, and organizations and talk about their as well as our goals for the year.

- November

o Research Native American culture and educate people about their culture then and their culture now.

o Profile role models of Native American culture.

o Native American Heritage month: Look at civil rights movements, womens rights movements, and more recent movements within history (gay, immigrants)

- December

o Identify and educate people the different types of prejudices and how they manifest themselves in communities, and how to prevent them.

o Presentation(?)


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