Topic Description

Protests are a critical tool through which individuals and communities can make their voice heard en masse, often providing an important barometer of the issues and opinions that are currently prevalent to a society’s citizens. The following lesson plans provide examples of situations where protests significantly impacted and shaped the landscape and outcomes of these events.

Overarching Themes

  • Resistance to the status quo
  • Expression of dissent with political systems
  • Social movement theory
  • Social change/grassroots organizing