Barbara Bush: Religion, Social Issues and Reform
Skill: Middle School
Time Required: One to two class periods
The 20th century was a time during which many groups espoused hatred of others. Not only did this occur in Nazi Germany; but also in the United States. There are examples--perhaps not as extreme--in our own society as well. Unhappily, many of these groups continue today. As George Bush was, at one time, head of the CIA, he and Barbara Bush were certainly aware of them.
Two organizations that try to counter intolerance and hate groups in the United States are the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The SPLC website is the source of the listing of the 7 general types of hate groups that this lesson utilizes.
Southern Poverty Law Center
Map of Active U.S. Hate Groups (interactive)
This lesson was developed by Bette Brooks, Kent State University.