Categories

History, Reading, Writing

Age Range

Age 13, Age 14, Age 15+

Duration

16 weeks

At IfSpace we welcome discussion and differences of opinion. We are excited to offer a class in Social Justice this year, where we will explore three political ‘hot topics’ using current events and news in addition to primary sources. Classroom activities include historical simulations, mock trials and elections, and hopefully some knowledgeable guest speakers. Our investigations will be guided by the Choices series from Brown University where applicable. The planned topics for this school year are Racism and Civil Rights, Global Poverty and Human Rights, and Immigration.
While our personal backgrounds will always inevitable inform our opinions as teachers, the goal in this class is to allow students to form their own informed opinions that hold up to debate within the classroom environment. We will not be promoting a particular political party or worldview – just working to raise aware citizens.

 

Scheduled Classes

Start Date Stop Date Day(s) of Week Class Time
January 5, 2017 May 4, 2017 Thursday 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM