Social Justice Fair
The Social Justice Fair is an open-ended, exploratory based learning project. At the beginning of the year, students choose any Social Justice topic to investigate and analyze, such as: Black Lives Matter, Second-Wave Feminism, or the #MeToo movement. They research the history of the movement, the problems it seeks to solve, and the means of achieving its goals, and finally, they analyze whether or not the movement is/was successful. Students present their research at the end of the year in a manner similar to a traditional “science fair.” The Social Justice Fair requires writing and analyzing, allows for creativity, promotes students’ public speaking skills, and helps students identify as agents of social change.
Other articles in this issue:
- Whole Child + Whole People
- Subtracting the anxiety and adding some joy to testing!
- Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), Mindfulness, and Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
- Amplifying Inquiry and Evidence through Science
- Passion Projects
- Children’s Museum of Art and Social Justice
- 10 years of Arts Programming at KIPP Ascend Primary
- Featured in Chicago Magazine
- Blooming Gardens
- Harriett Ball Excellence in Teaching
- In Other Exciting News