AbstractThis learning activity (1) introduces students to the social construction of "hate," "hate groups," and "hate crimes"; (2) identifies the extent to which a range of individual and group behaviors are labeled as hate crimes and hate groups; (3) strengthens quantitative and qualitative reasoning skills by systematically analyzing a range of intervening...
- Subject Area(s):
- Racial and Ethnic Relations
- Resource Type(s):
- Assignment, Class Activity
- Class Level(s):
- Any Level
- Class Size(s):
Usage NotesThe activity can be completed alone or in small groups using cell phones, tablets, laptops, or desktops to access the data and then engage in content analysis of the data on the website. Portions of the assignments can be used independently from each other to suit the user's needs. The debriefing could be given as a separate homework or to start the next...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Analyze data trends and types of "hate groups"
- Explain how different theoretical perspectives help us to understand hate groups.
- Students will critically examine their beliefs about hate groups.
- Students will analyze the different groups and behaviors that are labeled as hate groups using a range of qualitative and quantitative data sets provided by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
- Students will examine a variety of theoretical perspectives and apply them to real life contexts in discussion and while completing the activity.
- By investigating real life examples of hate groups, students will compare and contrast their beliefs with different theoretical perspectives about hate groups throughout the activity or written assignment.