Connecting Children to Justice

Tuesday 9:30 Room A-1

Presenter: Jan Shafer, Ann Gogol, Discovering Justice

We present an overview of Discovering Justice’s kindergarten through middle school literacy-based civics curriculum, which uses children’s literature, informational texts, historical documents, and the students’ own experiences to teach civic values, skills, and dispositions. Through audience participation and a slide presentation, we show how our curriculum teaches students to take responsibility for themselves and others, how to make a difference in their communities, how to work for justice, and the value of participation in civic life.

Target Audience:

  • Elementary
  • Middle School

Subject Area:

  • U.S. History
  • Civics/Government
  • Literature