Social Justice Activities for Kids

Ideas for educating kids about social issues and social justice. Inspire students with stories of activists, teach them important social justice terms and ideas, and inspire your students to take action and understand that kids can change the world!
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the canadian social studies and ela textbook, with an image of two books on it
Japanese Canadian Internment - Famous Canadians
Teaching Japanese Canadian internment or Japanese Canadian history? These Canadian history articles about famous Canadian activist and teacher Hideko Hyodo Shimizu are perfect! Combine social studies and English (ELA) for cross-curricular lessons!
three posters with children's names on them sitting on top of a wooden table
Inclusive Classroom Posters
All are welcome in our classrooms with these inclusive classroom posters. Perfect for ESL, ELL, and mainstream classroom, inclusive classroom decor reminds students that anti-racism and diversity are important and that their languages matter. Classroom decor for high school, middle school, or elementary! Great for classroom bulletin boards or classroom doors. #Antiracism #ELL #Englishlanguagelearners #ESL #Englishasasecondlanguage #ClassroomDecor #TeacherTips #Teacher #ClassroomDesign
four children's books are shown on a table
Larissa | Grade 5 teacher (@inquiringintermediates) • Instagram photos and videos
an equity versus book with the title, article and case studies on it
Equity vs. Equality
Equity vs. Equality is an important social justice concept to teach at an early age! This article and these case studies are a great way to engage students in meaningful discussions about equity, equality, and social justice. #SocialJusticeforKids #SocialStudies #CanadianTeachers #SocialJusticeResources #SocialJustice
three posters with children's names on them sitting on top of a wooden table
Inclusive Classroom Posters
All are welcome in our classrooms with these inclusive classroom posters. Perfect for ESL, ELL, and mainstream classroom, inclusive classroom decor reminds students that anti-racism and diversity are important and that their languages matter. Classroom decor for high school, middle school, or elementary! Great for classroom bulletin boards or classroom doors. #Antiracism #ELL #Englishlanguagelearners #ESL #Englishasasecondlanguage #ClassroomDecor #TeacherTips #Teacher #ClassroomDesign
a wooden cabinet that has some writing on the front and back of it with magnets attached to it
You can get the complete set of this activist word wall for your social justice lessons. It's FREE in my TPT store (Inquiring Intermediates). Larissa (@inquiringintermediates) • Instagram photos and videos
an equity versus book with the title, article and case studies on it
Equity vs. Equality
Equity vs. Equality is an important social justice concept to teach at an early age! This article and these case studies are a great way to engage students in meaningful discussions about equity, equality, and social justice. #SocialJusticeforKids #SocialStudies #CanadianTeachers #SocialJusticeResources #SocialJustice
two children's books are displayed on the wall
The Children of the World series is a great one for introducing social justice topics! Larissa (@inquiringintermediates) • Instagram photos and videos
there is a sign that says in this classroom, you have the right to speak in your language
Language rights in the classroom
English language learners deserve to know that their first languages are protected and honored in our classrooms. These inclusive posters remind students that EVERYONE belongs and is welcome in our classroom. Print and go classroom decor that makes everyone feel welcome by emphasizing strength in diversity and anti-racism. #Antiracism #ELL #Englishlanguagelearners #ESL #Englishasasecondlanguage #ClassroomDecor #TeacherTips #Teacher
a bunch of black and white pictures hanging on a wall with words written in them
Finally added some more people to our board. I've got two more to fit and so many more biographies to read! Some of the repeated people are going to have some quotes voted off tomorrow. ☹ #iteachfifth #readaloudrevival Larissa (@inquiringintermediates) • Instagram photos and videos
Explicitly teaching anti-racism and engaging your students in anti-racist pedagogy and activism is SO important! These posters are a good reminder of what we work towards every day! Welcome Poster
Inclusive Classroom Posters
Explicitly teaching anti-racism and engaging your students in anti-racist pedagogy and activism is SO important! These posters are a good reminder of what we work towards every day!
21 Things You Might Not Know About the Indian Act is a MUST-READ for every Canadian! Larissa (@inquiringintermediates) • Instagram photos and videos Canadian History
21 Things You Might Not Know About the Indian Act is a MUST-READ for every Canadian! Larissa (@inquiringintermediates) • Instagram photos and videos
there are many different books on the floor and one is full of them all together
Books for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month (+ one new book with a Black character that snuck into the pile on the bottom right). Larissa (@inquiringintermediates) • Instagram photos and videos
four children's books about the internet and on our street, one for the news
A great series for introducing elementary-aged students to social justice and safety concepts! Larissa (@inquiringintermediates) • Instagram photos and videos