“How wonderful it is that no one has to wait but can start right now to gradually change the world.” - Anne Frank
Bring on the justice!
Weave the social justice standards into your units to help create learning focused learning objectives
The Social Justice Standards
Teaching Tolerance. (2016). Social Justice Standards: The Teaching Tolerance Anti-Bias Framework. Montgomery, AL: Southern Poverty Law Center.
Download the Social Justice Standards
and the Grade Level outcomes (for K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12)
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- You can view already made lessons on Teaching Tolerance's website. Browse by grade-level, topic, social justice domain, and subject! There are articles and professional development online as well.
- The Zinn Education Project has a ton of teaching materials that you can explore by time period or by theme.
- Check out multiple resources for teachers, for books, and for parent resources on the Teaching for Change website.
- Youth for Human Rights provides curriculum and resources on teaching about and for human rights.
- A website for math teachers, Radical Math, is focused around incorporating social justice issues into mathematics and has some great resources for teachers.
- Better World Ed has a ton of lesson plans and stories for teachers that are focused on teaching empathy, math, and literacy at the same time.
- The Facing History website is geared around learning about hatred and bigotry so that students can stop them from happening in the future. They have resources for teachers as well as professional development.
- The Global Oneness Project has an array of lesson plans, films, photo essays, articles and interviews that tell and share stories of humanity. Search by media type, lesson plans, subject, or national standards.
- For Art Teachers, a great resource is The Samantha Smith Challenge, which is geared around creating engaged, curious, and courageous citizens that strive to solve challenges and problems they see around them.
- Grassroots Curriculum is focused around Chicago but has curriculum resources that can apply to many different areas and schools and a toolkit to help create your own curriculum for your students.
- Focused on inclusion and respect, GLSEN has educator resources focused on anti-bullying, family diversity, noticing gender stereotyping, and addressing anti-LGBTQIA language and actions.
- Closely linked to social justice is environmental justice. The NAACP has compiled tons of resources on teaching about environmental justice. Check it out! The resource guide begins on page 5.
- DoSomething.Org can inspire students to take action by having students choose a campaign to begin based on the cause (what they are passionate about, the time (how long they have) and the type (what exactly they would like to do).
- Help Take Action is a website that continues to grow over time and is created to help teachers create service learning curriculum or lessons. It includes teacher resources that connect with a book, an action journal, and inspiring videos of children change-makers
- Have a great resource that is not on the list above? I'm always looking to add more! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to share.