Teaching Social Justice and Building Inclusive Community
Resource Guides for Elementary > Middle School > High School
with a focus on Empathy > Decision Making > Social Justice in Action
Whether we are teaching remotely or using a hybrid model, our learners need connections to a social community and a purpose bigger than themselves. In these times, everyone has something to give to make our lives a little better. Taking a generous role in society helps us feel connected in a difficult time. Our intent with these three grade-level appropriate resource guides is to provide activities and experiences that promote generous collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking. The culminating service involves generous listening and storytelling in a StoryCorps style project.
As a team of K-12 teacher-writers, we asked ourselves:
- How do we work together when we are apart and grow in our perspective of what is community?
- In this unique time, what is our place in history? How do we tell our stories?
- What can we do to promote social justice where we are?
- How do we develop self-awareness and our role in community?
- What literature serves as a model and empathy builder? Here are some good books with discussion guides.