Social Justice Learn and Do

INTERMEDIATE & MIDDLE SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

WHAT CAN YOU LEARN? WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Social justice learning and action that can be taken close at hand during these uncertain times

Arising from the words and work of our Jane Addams Children’s Book Award authors and illustrators, we are creating and posting to social media three inquiry and social action activities a week for intermediate and middle school students at home during the coronavirus shutdown. All our activities to date are collected below.  Click on the titles below each picture and find materials from the author and guiding questions for reading, writing, reflection, and action.

 

Debbie Levy: Ask Open Ended Questions

 

Kadir Nelson: Challenging Us to Fill Our Days With Creating

 

Lucia M. Garcia & Lulu Delacre: Special Librarians and Special Stories

 

Elizabeth Suneby: A Window into a Girls’ School in Afghanistan

 

Lesa Cline-Ransome & James E. Ransome: Ask Why

 

Duncan Tonatiuh: Looking at Injustice

 

Susan L. Roth: Let’s Hold Hands!

 

Cynthia Levinson: Write Your Own Hero’s Journey

 

Renee Watson: Have a Conversation About Making Joy

 

Linda Sue Park: Empathize and Make Your World a Better Place

 

Andrea Daviw Pinkney and Brian Pinkney: No Matter How Old You Are, You Can Make a Change in the World

Rafael Lopez: Dare to Engage

 

Vanessa Brantley-Newton: Celebrate Our Differences & Similarities

 

Be a Seedfolk for Earth Day

 

Javaka Steptoe: Inspiration for Your Words & Art

 

Rise, Resist, Raise Your Voice Today!

 

Thanhha Lai: Language Changes Who You Are

 

Lois Lowry: Grapples with 1918 pandemic shutdown

 

Christopher Paul Curtis: Close Reading of Characters Fictional and Real

 

Carole Boston Weatherford: “Notes that echo history”

 

Three Voices: Margarita Engle and poetry of perspective

 

Faith Ringgold: Remember to get the colors in!

 

Jacqueline Woodson: ‘Writing & Reading = Hope X Change’

 

Veera Hiranandani: Dare to write another’s diary, what do you learn about their perspective?

 

Jewell Parker Rhodes: Thurgood Marshall, Emmett Till, and You

 

To Students At Home, Malala, “Have Fun & Be Productive!”

 

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