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LESSON

What is Environmental Justice?

Students will learn how air pollution affects people of color and those living in poverty and will use a map to locate environmental injustice.
Grade Level
3-5
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
ELL / ESL
Math & Technology
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

What's Fair?

This lesson helps students explore the difference between being fair and unfair and how being fair helps everyone get along.
Grade Level
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
SEL
Arts
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

Activate Activism: Planning Our Message

This is lesson seven of the series Art and Activism, which begins a long-term collaborative project that focuses on thinking about art as a tool for activism. Students work collaboratively to identify and select a message or theme for a community activism mural.
Grade Level
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Arts
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

Modern-Day Heroes: People Who Are Making a Difference

The purpose of this lesson is to help students identify and recognize modern-day heroes—people who have made, and are making, a difference in their communities or in the world. Students will learn how local movements can become national, then global, movements through the activism and perseverance of upstanding individuals.
Grade Level
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

Talking Back

This is the twelfth lesson in the Reading Ads with a Social Justice Lens series.As children learn about justice and injustice, and become increasingly aware of stereotypes and bias in the world around them, it is crucial for them to develop a sense of agency and power in confronting these issues. By responding in writing to some of the issues that arise in their critical viewing of advertisements, students have a chance to work on communication skills while striving for greater social justice and performing civic activism.
Grade Level
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

Progressive City Planners

In this middle school lesson, students will create their own imaginary cities, deciding where to place amenities such as parks and libraries, as well drawbacks such as environmental hazards. Then they will compare their cities to the real world – where resources and hazards often aren't distributed fairly.
Grade Level
Subject
Social Studies
Economics
Arts
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

Defenders of Justice

In this lesson, students will investigate “defenders of justice” who fought against racism and changed American attitudes. Their work made possible, years later, something that many doubted would ever happen: the election of an African American as President of the United States.
Grade Level
3-5
Subject
Social Studies
Civics
Arts
Social Justice Domain