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What: This lesson provides an opportunity for students to understand the definition of racism and reflect on specific examples of racism from Lonnie Chavis’ experiences as well as their own.

Target grade level: 4-8

Source: Anti-Defamation League

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will understand the definition of racism.
  • Students will explore the concept of racism by reading an essay by a child actor.
  • Students will analyze the interpersonal and institutional ways that racism shows up in Lonnie Chavis’ life.
  • Students will reflect on their own experiences with or witnessing of racism and write an exploratory essay about that experience.

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