In November 2013, the FBI released the Hate Crime Statistics, 2012, a report that has been compiled every year since the early 1990s. This lesson provides an opportunity for students to learn more about hate crimes, the annual report and background on the 2009 Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act (HCPA). Students will also explore possible actions they can take to prevent hate crimes.
Despite the dearth of literature specifically on teaching statistics using social justice, there is precedent in the more general realm of teaching using social justice, or even in teaching mathematics using social justice. This article offers an overview of content examples, resources, and references that can be used in the specific area of statistics education. Philosophical and pedagogical references are given, definitional issues are discussed, potential implementation challenges are addressed, and a substantial bibliography of print and electronic resources is provided.
Course syllabus for "Statistics For Social Justice" at Coachella Valley Unified School District.
As a way to engage all of the students who pass through our classes, the CURV database profiles statisticians and data scientists with backgrounds that aren't typically seen in our textbooks and histories. With dozens of accounts, you can use the database for a statistician-of-the day activity.
Celebrate the contributions of people year round with "awareness" months. This document gives you a starting point for months where you can share the contributions of people who may not look like the students in your class. For example, Amst! at.org re gularly interviews statisticians for Black History Month and Women's History Month.
Students practice setting up research questions and discussing observational studies about wastewater discrimination in Alabama. This activity has students first work alone, then come together as a group, before turning in their answers as a group. The class was an online introductory statistics class.