8-10 yrs old
11-13 yrs old
14-18 yrs old
Government and Politics
Service Learning & Social Good
Join the activists on Black Lives Matter Plaza as they stand together as catalysts for Good Trouble, seeking racial justice for the Black Community.
January 14, 2021
Black Lives Matter Home
Black Lives Matter Official Website
Black Lives Matter Explained
Washington Post Video explaining the Black Lives Matter Movement
BrainPop - Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter explained for younger students
D.C. Street Becomes Black Lives Matter Plaza
Video of Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington D.C.
ABC News Turning Point: Protests in America
ABC News Turning Point
Early Childhood and Elementary Resources
BLM resources and book
Middle and High School Resources
BLM resources and books
Street Art and Black Lives Matter
The New York Times Article
Street Art and Social Justice Protest
Black Lives Matter T-Chart
Have students use this T-Chart to capture what they think or what they know about Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter Guided Research PowerPoint
Use this Black Lives Matter PowerPoint for students to conduct their guided research for Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter Full Lesson
This is the full lesson plan for the Minecraft Good Trouble: Black Lives Matter Lesson
Black Lives Matter Q & A
This is the BLM Q & A for the Minecraft Good Trouble: Black Lives Matter Lesson
Black Lives Matter Vocabulary
This is the vocabulary for the Minecraft Good Trouble: Black Lives Matter Lesson.
Good Trouble - Minecraft World file
Good Trouble Minecraft world used to support the lesson activities. Link will open in Minecraft: Education Edition.
How has the Black Lives Matter movement’s fight for racial justice influenced positive change in society or in a community?
Guiding Ideas and Questions
Teacher Preparation for Lesson:
Lesson Details: Suggested lesson times are included. This lesson is designed to take place over the course of one or two class periods. Portions of the lesson could be assigned to be completed at home (i.e., watch videos, complete research, student reflection, extension activities).
Note: See Full Lesson plan for all activities.
Student Activities: (~90-120 minutes)
1. Introductory Questions (Class Discussion)
The teacher will begin the lesson by sharing this short video of “Black Lives Matter Protests Around the World” that shares the story of George Floyd and the eight minutes that reignited a movement!
2. Working in small groups have students conduct a quick guided search: (use the prompts below to conduct the search). Use this PowerPoint Template for the BLM Guided Search. Students will collaborate on the PPT.
3. Minecraft EE: Black Lives Matter World (45 minutes)
After learning about the Black Lives Matter Movement and creating their street art, students will use the Minecraft camera to take a selfie in front of their creation and write a reflection using the Minecraft book and quill. Students should explain the meaning of their street art and its connection to the BLM Movement.
Extension Activities: See the full lesson plan for the extension activities.
At the end of this lesson:
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