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

Objectives

  • 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

Objectives

  • 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