Learning about justice includes deconstructing prejudice, stereotypes, biases, discrimination and privilege. Students need to understand these dynamics as they apply justice everyday through interactions and behaviors. Students also learn about systemic discrimination throughout history as well as how these patterns play out today to create or perpetuate disadvantage.
JUSTICE: Social Justice Standards
Fiction: Cause & Effect, Analyze CharactersPerspective: Ingenious, Cree
Nonfiction Narrative: Sequencing, Categorizing, Author's Craft, Cause & EffectPerspective: Black American
Narrative Nonfiction: Character AnalysisPerspective: Black American
Oral Tradition: Story Structure, Figurative Language, VisualizePerspective: Iroquois Confederacy
Fiction: Cause & Effect, Figurative language, (comparing birds migrating), Sequencing, ThemesPerspective: Refugee
Fiction: Descriptive Language, Story Structure, Cause & EffectPerspective: Unconscious Bias
Nonfiction: Summarizing, Main Idea & DetailsPerspective: Black Americans, Africans who were enslaved
Nonfiction: Figurative Language, Key Ideas from historical context at the back of the bookPerspective: Black American
This resource helps teachers and parents find books that inspire conversations with children that affirm their lived experiences, encourage a genuine curiosity and love for diversity and inspire them to identify solutions to solve problems in their communities.
If this is your first time hearing about the Social Justice Standards, learn more here.