Date posted: February 20, 2020
Today is World Day of Social Justice! This year’s theme is Closing the Inequalities Gap to Achieve Social Justice.
Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. We uphold the principles of social justice when we promote gender equality, or the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. We advance social justice when we remove barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability.
Teaching Tolerance is a free resource that supports anti-bias education in schools. A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, the website is aimed at teachers and includes materials for professional development as well as classroom use (K-12). Topics include race and ethnicity, religion, ability, class, immigration, gender and sexual identity, bullying and bias, and rights and activism. While this is an American resource, there are lots of resources that would be of interest to Canadian teachers. Here are three places you might like to start:
- Teaching Tolerance magazine – This magazine is designed for teachers and is a good resource for professional development. Here’s a video introduction to the latest issue:
- Student Texts – This library includes short texts, photographs, interviews, infographics and more. You can filter by text type, grade level, subject and topic.
- Self-Guided Learning – Like to learn at your own pace? Find collections on instructional strategies, classroom culture, school climate, family and community engagement, and teacher leadership.