Social Justice and Advocacy



Ten Myths About Immigration
Teaching Tolerance discussion about immigration.

An Educator’s Guide to the Immigration Debate
Teaching Tolerance resource for teachers regarding the current immigration debates.

PBS The New Americans Series
Educator’s Guide to resources for lessons about series videos. Note: Click on the link listed as “The New Americans Series Guide and Activity Kit for higher education settings, including ESOL and professional development, is available here.”

PBS Stories of Arrival
Lesson plan about immigration with many links to multimedia resources


Lesson Plans on Social Justice from Teaching Tolerance
A 12-lesson unit on teaching social justice through photographs.

Lesson Plans on Immigration from Teaching Tolerance
Lesson entitled “The Motivation for Movement” discussing immigration.

Essays on Social Justice dating back to Bartoleme de Las Casas’ 1542 “Brief Account of the Devastation of the Indies.”

Prominent Social Justice Speeches from John Adam’s 1797 “Inaugural Address” to Red Jacket’s 1805 “Speech to the Iroquois Six Nations” and Indira Gandi’s “What Educated Women Can Do” (1974) to Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s “On the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.” (1968) and Elie Wiesel’s  1999 “Perils of Indifference.”

Social Justice Letters: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail (1963), Lydia Maria Child’s “Letter to Governor Wise about John Brown (1859), Che Guevara’s “Farewell Letter to Fidel Castro (1965), Queen Liliuokalini of Hawaii’s “Letter of Protest to the U.S. House of Representatives (1898).

Lyrics for Social Justice Songs; some of the songs can be downloaded from iTunes.