The Junior World-Changers Kit is a fun and practical resource for teachers to introduce younger students to social justice issues and activism. Such a great resource!! So many lesson plans on this site!
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This pin links to a website that provides information about the “Junior World-Changers Kit.” The kit allows teachers to introduce younger students to social justice issues and activism. It provides hands-on activities that help students understand the “daily reality for many of their peers around the world, while providing them with a positive outlet to turn their raw emotional reactions into constructive action.” The lessons and activities in the kit “lay out a path that students can take throughout their lives, for whichever issue or issues they become passionate about and for whichever skills they need to achieve their goals.” The kit includes a full set of foundation lesson plans in three parts. The first part is to educate by introducing the students to the seven countries where the Free The Children foundation is at work, and it dives into the four social justice issues of education, health care, poverty, and clean water and sanitation. The second part is to empower by focusing on skills of citizenship, communication, and team building, and by helping the students to develop the skills and confidence needed to be active global citizens. The third part is to engage by encouraging the students to actively engage with the issues they learned about through the other parts of the kit by allowing the students to learn how to plan their actions and execute their actions to become a “Junior World-Changer.”
Providing hands-on activities for young children to engage all while learning and discussing difficult topics is a great way to go about teaching social justice issues. Getting the children involved allows the children to feel more connected and to better understand the hardships and difficulties at hand that pertain to social justice issues. It empowers them to know how to make a change and take action for social justice. If I ever own this kit for myself I would like to see how effective it is for young children.