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LEARNING PLAN

Exploring Social Justice

  • Why do some people stand up to prejudice and unfairness while others choose not to?
  • Should individuals stand up for what’s right even when it puts them at risk?
  • What makes us who we are?
  • Do the ways we present our identities change depending on where we are or the people we are with?
  • What does it feel like to be belittled or criticized because of your identity?
  • How are people similar to and different from each other?
  • How can we celebrate what we have in common while also honoring our differences?
  • Why is it important to judge people by the content of their character and not the color of their skin, as Dr. King said?
  • How would society be affected if no one took responsibility for standing up for others?
  • What happens when we speak up to bigotry and what happens when we do not?
  • Grade Level
    6-8
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Exploring Diversity

  • How do our similarities and differences impact the relationships we have with people inside and outside our own identity groups?
  • How do we connect in meaningful ways with people who are different from us?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    History
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    How did I get here?

  • -What has happened throughout history to people like me?
  • -How did slavery shape me? My mind? My thinking? My behavior? How I’m treated?
  • Grade Level
    3-5
    Subject
    History
    Social Justice Domains
    THE MOMENT

    Brush Up With New Professional Development for Spring

    Teaching Tolerance offers more professional development options than ever before, and our workshop and webinar seasons are heating up! The resources in this edition of The Moment provide opportunities to better understand TT's materials and the best practices for social justice education. We'll even come to you!

    AUTHOR

    Loretta J. Ross

    Loretta J. Ross is a Visiting Professor of Practice in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University teaching "Reproductive Justice Theory and Practice" and "Race and Culture in the U.S." for the 2018-2019 academic year. Previously, she was a Visiting Professor at Hampshire College in Women's Studies for the 2017-2018 academic year teaching "White Supremacy in the Age of Trump." She was a co-founder and the National Coordinator of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective from 2005-2012, a network founded in 1997 of women of color and allied organizations
    AUTHOR

    Jenifer Frank

    Jenifer Frank is coauthor and editor of Complicity: How the North Promoted, Prolonged, and Profited From Slavery , published by Ballantine Books. She was Page 1 editor and then editor of the Sunday magazine at The Hartford Courant and is now a Hartford-based freelance writer and editor.