Teaching Social Justice and Building Remote Community

Teaching Social Justice and Building Community in Remote Settings

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:

  1. How do we work together when we are apart and grow in our perspective of what is community?
  2. In this unique time, what is our place in history? How do we tell our stories?
  3. What can we do to promote social justice where we are?
  4. How do we develop self-awareness and our role in community?
  5. What literature serves as a model and empathy builder? Here are some good books with discussion guides

We do better in learning, relationships, and career when we have opportunities to be generous and connected in community.

Building Virtual Community with Empathy and Equity - K-5

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Building Virtual Community with Empathy and Equity - K-5

Elementary Activities, literature guides, lessons, and tips for remote community building and social justice awareness.

Personal Decision-Making for Community and Equity - 6-8

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Personal Decision-Making for Community and Equity - 6-8

Middle School activities, literature guides, lessons, an tips for remote community building and social justice awareness.

Teaching Social Justice in High School

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Teaching Social Justice in High School

High school activities, literature guides, lessons, and tips for remote community building and social justice awareness.