When doing research in a community, it is useful to understand where oppression comes from, how it functions, and how community members experience it. This section contains lessons that can help youth understand this important topic.

Busting Stereotypes


  • To understand assumptions can lead to stereotypes and unfair judgements about individuals and groups
  • To recognize how stereotypes and biases affect our lives

Government, Rights, and Power


  • To grasp the importance and power of government
  • To learn about rights protected under the US Constitution and Bill of Rights
  • To think critically about the significance of rights and their absence