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Social Justice Issues: Lesson Plans, Resources and Activities

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Social Justice Issues: Lesson Plans, Resources and Activities


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Explore Social Justice Issues in The Classroom

What are social justice issues, and why are they of paramount importance to fostering a just society today? Applying a social justice lens to current events, organizations and societies helps reframe issues generally viewed as individual in origin to include broader social, political, economic, and cultural understandings. Help students learn about social justice, and the critical topics it encompasses, like gun violence prevention, climate change and anti-racism.

These prek-12 social justice lesson plans and resources address topics like activism, the power of protest, helping students express their feelings, building an environment of respect and an overall sense of teaching tolerance. Discover and share lessons concerning social justice issues such as:

Digging Deeper: Social Justice Issues

What is a just system? A just social system is to be contrasted with those systems that foster arbitrary or unnecessary suffering, exploitation, abuse, tyranny, oppression, prejudice, and discrimination. Some of the tenets of social justice include principles that concern, access, equity, human rights and equal participation. What does social justice mean to you? Check out the video below and explore our free lesson plans, activities, resources and professional development webinars.

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Educating for Democratic Citizenship

The Shanker Institute in partnership with the American Federation of Teachers, Share My Lesson the and the AFT Innovation Fund has launched this Educating for Democratic Citizenship Project whereby a group of accomplished, experienced AFT educators have developed these Action Civics lessons and materials that we hope will improve teaching and learning of American History, Government, and Civics for teachers and students.