Are your students community contributers? Get them involved! In this lesson, students view two to three short videos that relate to social justice. After comparing the videos they will draw inferences in order to understand the meaning of social justice. Next they will define Social Justice in their own words according to their understanding of how the concepts are communicated through the videos.The class will need to come to a consensus and write a whole class definition of social justice.
Lastly, students view and respond to a series of photographs that represent a variety of modern day and historical social justice issues. They will also choose a powerful photograph and write a mini research paper, present their photograph to the class, and finish the unit with a letter written from the point of view of the person in the photograph or as a witness to the issue the photo represents.