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LESSON

Charity and Justice: What’s the Difference?

This lesson has students distinguish between charity (volunteering in a soup kitchen) and justice (working to end the inequalities that make soup kitchens necessary). It asks students to think about root causes (inequality) versus symptoms (poverty that leads to the need for soup kitchens).
Grade Level
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

Indentured Servitude and Immigration

The lesson focuses on issues of immigration and on the problems and difficulties faced by immigrants as they wrestle with the dilemma of leaving their country due to economic conditions and other hardships. The lesson lets students experience how immigrants examine their current situation and deal with making the decision to immigrate to the United States.
Grade Level
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
History
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

Labor Matters

Draw on your students' prior knowledge to help them understand the importance of the labor movement.
Grade Level
Topic
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
History
Economics
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

Holiday Charity: A Math Activity About Poverty

The holiday season often marks the launch of toy and canned food drives in schools. Use this activity to deepen students understanding of those being served and the dynamics of poverty in the United States.
Grade Level
6-8
Topic
Social Justice Domain