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Lessons

These robust, ready-to-use classroom lessons offer breadth and depth, spanning essential social justice topics and reinforcing critical social emotional learning skills.

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36 LESSONS

Poverty and Unemployment: Exploring the Connections

This lesson explores the connections between poverty and unemployment. Discovering that there are not enough living-wage jobs available for everyone who wants one, students begin to see how poverty is caused by systemic factors, not individual shortcomings.
Grade Level
6-8
9-12
Topic
Class
Subject
Economics
Social Justice Domain
Justice

Farmworkers and the Union Handout

This handout accompanies the lesson "Farmworkers and the Union." A Spanish version is included.
Grade Level
6-8
9-12
Topic
Immigration
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
History
Economics
Social Justice Domain
Justice

Challenging Hunger in the United States

The 2008 data surprised people because it showed much more hunger than in previous years. In this lesson, students will learn about some of the report’s findings.
Grade Level
6-8
9-12
Topic
Class
Subject
Economics
Social Justice Domain
Justice
Action

Understanding Hunger in the United States

The 2008 data surprised people because it showed much more hunger than in previous years. In this lesson, students will learn about some of the report’s findings.
Grade Level
3-5
Topic
Class
Subject
Economics
Social Justice Domain
Justice
Action

Critiquing Discriminatory Hiring Practices

This lesson challenges students to reflect on themes of fairness, perception, discrimination and legality with regard to employment and to examine their own biases and related experiences.
Grade Level
9-12
Topic
Class
Bullying & Bias
Subject
Civics
History
Economics
Social Justice Domain
Justice

Exploring Bias and Discrimination in Hiring Practices

This lesson challenges students to reflect on themes of fairness, perception, discrimination and legality with regard to employment and to examine their own biases and related experiences.
Grade Level
6-8
Topic
Class
Bullying & Bias
Subject
Civics
History
Economics
Social Justice Domain
Justice