Derek Chauvin has been charged in the murder of George Floyd and the prosecution and defense are using two very different tactics to highlight their cases. This lesson plan has students analyze the facts of the Derek Chauvin trial as well as any potential stereotypes used in the case and the racial undertones thereof.
The students do a PowerPoint over controversial police shootings of African Americans. The names of the victims come from a list at the end of the novel, The Hate U Give. Names of victims killed after the novel was published have been added.