Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world

-Nelson Mandela

Act Local 2019

Social justice is imperative to education. Social injustice not only systematically affects our students, but is nearly everywhere in our students lives. Now more than ever, humanity and social justice issues are a divisive force in our country. So the question remains: how do we bring social justice to the classroom? As the act local initiative for Extending the Link (ETL) 12th documentary, we have developed a five day unit plan that teaches about social justice globally, and encourages students to think about social justice in their community. This unit is designed for high school students and can be best integrated into a Social Studies curriculum but can also be adapted for English Language Arts.