Social justice education empowers students to create change in the world. It focuses on a student’s ability to recognize inequalities and work against them. Social justice education asks students to consider the following questions (from The Resilient Educator):
- Who makes decisions and who is left out?
- Who benefits and who suffers?
- Why is a given practice fair or unfair?
- What is required to create change?
- What alternatives can we imagine?
- Teaching Social Justice in Theory and in Practice
- Roots and Shoots: Roots & Shoots provides educators with real tools that develop students’ 21st-century learning skills, such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and a spirit of collaboration.
- Global-Oneness Project: The global oneness project is a free multimedia platform for educators and students. Through our immersive storytelling and curricula, they explore the deeper issues facing humanity.
- Teaching for Change: By drawing direct connections to real world issues, Teaching for Change encourages teachers and students to question and re-think the world inside and outside their classrooms, build a more equitable, multicultural society, and become active global citizens.
- Teaching Young Children About Bias, Diversity and Social Justice uses young children’s understanding of differences to teach social justice through age-appropriate literature, news stories, anti-bias lessons, familiar examples, and problem solving.
- 50 Book lists for Social Justice
- Learning for Justice Resources, Learning Plans, and Resources
- Poets.org: has poetry and lesson plans to teach kids about social issues.
Service Opportunities for Kids
- Educators for Justice: Educators for Justice is a St. Louis based organization empowers educators through resources, events, and a supportive community to aid them in their journey towards creating a more equitable education system.