Lesson: The War on Drugs
Introduction: Is the War on Drugs a War on Minority Communities?
Short Lecture: History of the 15th Amendment, the Voting Rights Act, and the War on Drugs
Video: Ted-Ed – Bryan Stevenson “We Need to Talk about an Injustice”
Group analysis(5 or 6 small groups):
Analysis of Three Pieces of Evidence
1. Infographic on Mass Incarceration Rates in U.S.
See below (p. 2)
2. Nancy and Ronald Reagan’s Speech concerning the War on Drugs
3. A document selected by the group
Class Discussion: Should we end/change/tweak the War on Drugs? Who does is hurt? Who does it help?