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The First 100 Days

The First 100 Days
When two sides fail to come together after a classroom election, the teacher institutes the 100 Days plan to try to keep the newly elected accountable and the remaining students apprised of what they can expect from their new president.
Grade Level
3-5
Jarah Botello
Subject
Civics
Social Justice Domain
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Una Vida de Esperanza

In this interview, Luis Rodriguez describes how the systemic demoralization he faced in school and society at a young age drove him to join a street gang and how writing his book, Always Running, was an attempt to call his son and other young people in similar situations to change their lives.
Grade Level
Luis Rodriguez and Sara Bullard
Subject
Civics
Social Justice Domain
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President Obama's Address on the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday

Obama Selma
Obama's 2015 speech on the Edmund Pettus Bridge honors the anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," when hundreds of voting-rights activists were brutally attacked by state troopers as they began a march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. President Obama reminds us of the spirit and struggle associated with the marchers in Selma, or any group of people meeting injustice.
Grade Level
Barack Obama
Subject
Civics
History
Economics
Geography
Social Justice Domain
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The First Coconut Tree

In this pourquoi tale, a mother living on one of the islands in the Pacific Islands, is mystified when she bears a round child with no arms and no legs, but she tenderly raises the child until one day he asks to be buried in the sand, where he can grow (into the first coconut tree) and every part of him can be useful.
Grade Level
3-5
Nancy Bo Flood
Subject
Geography
Social Justice Domain
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Why Frogs and Snakes Never Play Together A Pourquoi of Prejudice A PLAY IN 3 ACTS

A chance meeting of a family of frogs and a family of snakes in the woods one day allows wonderful new friendships to be made. Later, when the siblings tell their parents about their new friends, they are told never to play together again. Find out why in this easy-to-produce play that teaches about the serious topic of prejudice.
Grade Level
K-2
Jeff Sapp
Subject
Civics
Geography
Social Justice Domain