When teachers are developing a lesson, there is always a focus on ways to make the content engaging for students. When students enjoy the content and can relate to it, they are excited to be learning and naturally begin to remember the content. By doing this, students are not having to memorize information!
A great way to teach social justice is through a favorite of students among all-ages- Harry Potter! From the book series to the movies, students quickly became hooked into all things Harry Potter. By having this instant connection, students are already excited to be learning about such an important topic- social justice.
This exciting resource will civically engage your students on how the wizarding world can teach Muggles a thing or two about how to fight for the common good and social justice! They will reflect and brainstorm with two-one hour lessons on how Harry Potter’s actions have the potential to evoke social change and make connections to modern-day civics.
Teachers have so many responsibilities throughout each day. Teaching is not just about content standards but also helping students learn how to be respectful, responsible members of society. In society today, social justice is key to this goal. Social justice advocates hope to build a society in which individuals have equal access to resources and receive equitable treatment regardless of their race, gender, religion, sexuality, income level, or disability. It is never too early to teach students the importance of equitable treatment for all! In addition to this, these lessons will help students realize they should not point out differences in others. They will be able to know that everyone is their own person and should be respected for who they want to be.
Social justice classes can also use activist strategies such as social media campaigns, demonstrations, and activities to raise awareness of an issue and build support for positive change. By starting in elementary school, students are already learning how to raise awareness, such as forming a petition, and how to build support, such as getting out to raise community awareness. In order for students to fully believe in themselves, they need people to encourage them and show them how to advocate for change.
This lesson will include 6 real-life examples and concepts such as personal is political, privilege, trust, people in power, allegiance, and working with others. This will be an interactive discussion about Harry Potter and social justice.
By building this connection, students will be able to see how someone many are so familiar with understands the importance of social justice. Whether they could relate to Harry Potter or another character, students will be able to learn about social justice in addition to discussing it and seeing it in action. In addition to this, students will also be able to reflect on how these concepts connect to modern-day.
This lesson will include 6 real-life examples such as fake news, socialization, the importance of researching facts, injustices, own moral compass, never giving up, and love. This is an interactive discussion about Harry Potter and social justice. Students will also have short clips to watch to see different concepts in action during Harry Potter!
Students will take terms they may have heard from listening to adults discuss what is going on in the world and learn what they actually mean and why they are important. After learning the meaning, students are going to see direct ways Harry Potter teaches each concept, which works as a great visual aid.
This resource provides an excellent opportunity for students to understand why social justice is so important and why people are fighting for equal rights. It relates each concept to the popular Wizarding World of Harry Potter! The lessons are filled with real-life connections, which will allow students to instantly connect and engage with the material. They will also be able to self-assess and see how well they have been incorporating what social justice means in their community. By starting small, such as by speaking up when someone is not being treated fairly, students will gain the confidence to have a strong, positive voice within their community.
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