Teachers today want to address social justice issues like racism, sexism, homophobia, and other harmful forms of discrimination with their students, but they may not be sure where to start. TeachKind’s free social justice curriculum, Challenging Assumptions, is the answer. TeachKind and the United Federation of Teachers’ Humane Education Committee teamed up to provide a live virtual training session. Watch the recorded version here. Use this exciting resource to educate and empower students in grades 6 to 12 to challenge societal norms and inspire compassion and empathy for others, regardless of species, race, gender, sexual identity, age, or ability.
Resources mentioned in the training video include the following:
- War Horse, written by Michael Morpurgo
- Lolita: Slave to Entertainment, directed by Tim Gorski
- The Cove, directed by Louie Psihoyos
Challenging Assumptions provides secondary educators with step-by-step guidance, thought-provoking lesson plans, and inspiring videos that help make discussing social justice issues with students easier and more effective. In this free training session, a panel of experienced educators share their tips for integrating animal rights topics into the curriculum in order to assist students with thinking critically about the oppression of marginalized groups and our shared privilege as humans. Order a free copy of Challenging Assumptions, and sign up for TeachKind News to find out when our next training session will be.