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Those we vote into power decide what's legal.  Vote wisely.

“Apartheid was legal. The Holocaust was legal. Slavery was legal. Colonialism was legal.Legality is a matter of Power, Not Justice.” Never use the state as a metric for Ethics.

If you teach social justice in any way in your classroom, you'll love this blog post of various social justice books!

Picture Books About Social Justice

A great collection of social justice picture books for elementary students-- a nice way to blend ELA and Social Studies too!

"Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are." ~ Benjamin Franklin http://www.pinterest.com/MichaelDunar/

"Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are." ~ Benjamin Franklin Those who are not affected must be outraged for those who are

Her favorite subject in school was her social justice class. In this class she learned how she can help people and why. Also it was her favorite because she could relate to it a lot and incorporate it into her life with ease.

"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly, defend the rights of the poor and needy.

THINK !! The world is bigger than just you, and it's getting smaller, more interdependent,  and many of the rulers have the same agenda, just go about it in different ways. Women's rights have been at a stand still in the US for decades, and with the Supreme Court ruling that corporations have a right to legislate a woman's healthcare according to  religious belief, it's not getting better. Since when does a corporation have religious beliefs? (what about your beliefs?)

"Privilege is when you think something is not a problem because it's not a problem to you personally." I know a couple people in my life this applies to - sad!

Jesus <3

What is spirituality? For a very long time, people of all different ethnic backgrounds have tried to define what the word spirituality is about. I've heard different versions of how people define spirituality.

Understanding our basic HUMAN RIGHTS (The 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as adopted by the United Nations in 1948)

Understanding Our Basic Human Rights

The Search for Justice.  i have seen and loved that cartoon many times before, because it helps shift perspective. Some of us might have been clamouring loudly for Equality  when in actual fact what we are needing to champion is

SUMMARY: Equality/Equity cartoon CONNECTIONS: Hang on wall in classroom Diversity (race, abilities, gender, etc.) Use this to help students understand equity in a specific situation that they feel is “unfair” TARGET AGE: all ages (even teachers!

Anyone who disagrees with the UN on any of these points is welcome to explain the problem...on her own board.

I Love You, America, But This List Should NOT Make You Uncomfortable

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in the Universal Declaration states basic rights and fundamental freedoms to which all human beings are entitled.

Want your students to actively engage in addressing inequality? Explore this annotated bibliography of resources for teaching students about social justice. Continue Reading →

A Collection of Resources for Teaching Social Justice

A Collection of Resources for Teaching Social Justice - Want your students to actively engage in addressing inequality? Explore this annotated bibliography of resources for teaching students about social justice.