Social Justice Standard: Action

Grade Level
Essential Question
  • Why do we feel empathy for others when they are mistreated?
  • What happens when we speak up to bigotry and what happens when we do not?
  • Is it more important to stand up to injustice when those around you do not?
  • How can people with less power stand up to people with more power?
  • Can progress take place without action?
  • Why do some people stand up to prejudice and unfairness while others choose not to?
  • How is empathy a seed of social action?
  • To what extent is collective action necessary to defeat injustice?
  • How can individuals learn to talk about injustice and remain civil?
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