Skip to main content
Social Justice Issues: Lesson Plans, Resources and Activities

97 Resources

Social Justice Issues: Lesson Plans, Resources and Activities

Share

Share On Facebook
Share On Twitter
Share On Pinterest
Share On LinkedIn
Email
About
Resources

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.

Also part of the Back to School collection.

#5 Collection of 2021

 #9 Collection of 2020

Identity, Race and the Classroom - Parts 1 and 2
Webinar

Identity, Race and the Classroom - Parts 1 and 2

November 2, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT

An introduction to Justice/Injustice
Lesson

An introduction to Justice/Injustice

Activity, Handout | Grades 6-12

Social Justice Poetry
Lesson

Social Justice Poetry

Lesson Plan | Grades 6-8

Expressing Ourselves
Lesson

Expressing Ourselves

Lesson Plan | PRE-K, Grades K-2

Cross the Line Activity
Lesson

Cross the Line Activity

Activity | Grades K-12, Professional Development

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.