Download these free lesson ideas to help you celebrate World Day of Social Justice in your classroom.
This is another free collection of resources for teachers and families from The Curriculum Corner.
Use this free collection to plan for World Day of Social Justice on February 20th.
You and your students can begin exploring and learning about World Day of Social Justice on the official web site found here: Web Site.
The lessons we have created are divided into three age groups. You will find a set for elementary classrooms, middle school classrooms and high school classrooms.
We are providing these activities in a single download. You may stick to the ideas created for your classroom or adapt others to meet the needs of your students.
Elementary Classrooms: Make Your Mark on the World
Begin this lesson with students in a community circle.
Have students discuss and create their vision of what they wish for the world.
During the discussion, record responses on chart paper for the children to reference later.
Once they have formed their big ideas for the world, encourage them to share any strategies or actions they can think of for helping the world be more like their visions. You can choose to record those as well.
Next, have students individually complete the “Making My Mark” graphic organizer to pull together their own individual thoughts and ideas.
Then, have students trace their hands on construction paper and cut out the hand prints.
One their hand prints, each students will record their ideas for bettering the world.
You may also choose to have them write some of their specific actions and strategies to reach that goal on each of the fingers.
Finally, create a bulletin board using the hand prints. Place the “Making Our Mark” poster in the center and surround it with all the hand print cut-outs.
We have also included a black and white version of the poster for students who would like to color their own.
Middle School Classrooms: What is Social Justice?
Students in middle school are ready to explore social justice around the world.
This lesson should begin with time spent on technology as students research what Social Justice Day is. Children will be talking about examples of inequality in our world and organizations that are working to develop social justice.
Follow this research with a class discussion about their findings.
This can be powerful for students as they begin to understand the world better.
Next, students will complete the Social Justice Graphic Organizer independently or with a group.
They should then work to make a personal connection between what they are learning and their own life.
Finally, if you feel that it would be beneficial, use the lined paper provided to have students write about a specific social justice topic. Or, students can use their paper to journal about something in their own lives related to social justice.
High School Classrooms: Using Social Media to Promote Social Justice
Many students at the high school level are aware of inequalities throughout the world.
It is time to encourage them to use their knowledge and understanding of social media to help bring about change!
Begin by having students review the concept of social justice with a small group or as a whole class.
Students can record their thoughts on the page titles What is Social Justice?
When finished, students will draft a Tweet or Instagram post that will serve to inspire others.
You may choose to use the forms provided as rough drafts for their writing.
You can download this free social justice set here:
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