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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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Acting Locally

In these activities, students will review some of the problems faced by women who enter the United States without legal documentation, research programs in their state that address these problems and identify ways they can help.
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Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
January 13, 2011

Vital Work

These activities will help students make connections between the foods they eat every day and the harsh experiences of the undocumented female workers who play an essential role in bringing that food to them.
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Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Economics
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
January 14, 2011

Paying With Their Health

Unwilling or unable to complain about working conditions, immigrants routinely suffer chronic problems brought about by pesticide use, harsh weather and the lack of proper equipment. Using primary sources, students will learn more about these conditions—from the past and the present.
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Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
ELL / ESL
Science & Health
Social Justice Domain
January 14, 2011

The Early Republic

In this lesson, students examine voting rights in the early years of the United States and the causes and effects of the first major expansion of voting rights, which took place in the late 1700s and first half of the 1800s. By the end of the lesson, students will be able to explain where various groups of Americans stood regarding the right to vote before the Civil War, and will hypothesize about what they expect happened next.
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Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Civics
History
Social Justice Domain
October 21, 2011

Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice | Supporting Social Border Crossings

Photographs may tell a story or make a statement about a greater concept or ideal. Sometimes photographers use the subjects in a photo to convey a message. This lesson is part of the Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice series.
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Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Arts
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
June 16, 2011
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