Compare the meaning of justice with fairness, and distinguish the meanings of fair, just, and equitable. Write a definition for each term and display it on the wall for the duration of the unit....
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Students discuss biases and recognize that we all have biases, but we aren't always aware of them. Since people have different experiences, we all develop different biases. Students learn that a bias can create an unfair situation....
This lesson explores how there are two sides to most fairness issues. Students compare and contrast both sides of two fairness issues--one global and one personal. They reflect on when fairness is a matter of perspective and when fairness is a matter to advocate for through citizen action...
Students participate in a role-play of fair and unfair decision-making. They identify behaviors that promote and create barriers to making decisions. After a read-aloud, students compare the lesson in the text to real-life situations.
Students explore ways to be honest in communication, writing with clear purpose and honest intent.
This lesson challenges students to think of their personal responsibility to act when they observe unfair treatment. They respond to a scenario as a whole class and then work in small groups to analyze personal responses to a specific situation of their choosing.
In this lesson, the students carry out their service plan to promote a positive school climate, then reflect on its impact and demonstrate their service-learning process to an audience.