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LESSON

What's a Clique?

In this lesson, students will examine the cliques within their school community. They will also explore ways to integrate the student body and form relationships across, and in spite of, controlling cliques.
Grade Level
3-5
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

Understanding Empathy

This lesson helps students understand empathy and identify ways to be more understanding toward others.
Grade Level
3-5
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
SEL
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

Organizing to End Bullying

In this lesson, students use word work and engaging videos to learn about Jaylen Arnold, a young boy with Tourette syndrome, and how he has overcome bullying by children who did not understand his condition. Students will create posters to help communicate Jaylen's message and develop guidelines for how they can celebrate diversity and reduce bullying in their school.
Grade Level
3-5
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

Advertisements of Our Own

This is the thirteenth, and final, lesson in the Reading Ads with a Social Justice Lens series. This lesson gives students a chance to reflect on what they have learned. By working collaboratively to create their own advertisements, children will not only synthesize their understanding of the topics, but also show that they are thinkers as well as activists.
Grade Level
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Economics
Arts
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

Choir Character

This activity exemplifies how through community building and music students can stand up to hurtful bullying.
Grade Level
3-5
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

Dealing with Dilemmas: Upstanders, Bystanders and Whistle-Blowers

The purpose of these lessons is to help students think about how to resolve difficult ethical decisions related to injustice. By role-playing, researching people who have made courageous ethical decisions, and writing about their own role models, students will come to understand the importance of standing up for what they believe in.
Grade Level
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Civics
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain