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These robust, ready-to-use classroom lessons offer breadth and depth, spanning essential social justice topics and reinforcing critical social emotional learning skills.

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487 Lessons

Painting Beauty: Creating Self-Portraits

This lesson is the fifth in a series called “The Different Colors of Beauty.” The goal of these lessons is to help students develop their racial or ethnic identities in a safe and open classroom environment, and appreciate the broad spectrum of beauty in our diverse, multicultural world.
Grade Level
K-2
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
Arts
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
September 30, 2011

Food Deserts: Causes, Consequences and Solutions

Increases in obesity and diet-related diseases are major health problems in the United States. During the last 20 years there has been a dramatic increase in the nation’s obesity rates, correlating with increased rates of cardiovascular disease, certain types of cancer, Type 2 diabetes, increased health-care costs, reduced quality of life and increased risk for premature death.
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Subject
Social Studies
Economics
Science & Health
Social Justice Domain
October 17, 2011

The Motivation for Movement

In this lesson, students apply a geographer’s framework to the migration of women who leave Latin America and enter the United States without legal documentation. Students explore the motivation for movement among their peers and then compare their classmates’ experiences with those of some of the women profiled.
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Topic
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Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Economics
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
January 13, 2011

The Economics of Risk

In these activities, students will imagine themselves in the role of these women and weigh the risks and potential benefits of their actions. In the process, they will develop an understanding of undocumented workers that goes far deeper than the caricatures that are often part of the debate over policy.
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Topic
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Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Economics
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
January 13, 2011
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Our work has evolved in the last 30 years, from reducing prejudice to tackling systemic injustice. So we’ve chosen a new name that better reflects that evolution: Learning for Justice.

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