Social Justice

Beginning in June of 2014, a committee was formed at Bright Water Montessori School to create a Social Justice Curriculum to be implemented in August of 2014 for all classrooms.


As of June 23, 2014 we have identified two key frameworks for our curriculum:

A. Bree Picower’s curriculum

 Picower’s six elements of social justice curriculum design:


1. Self-love,

2. Respect for others,

3. Hi/stories of social injustice,

4. Social movements,

5. Consciousness raising and

6. Social activism.

B. Amnesty international “Our World, Our Rights” curriculum.


Here are some links to resources:

1. Articles for teachers/parents/adults:

Teaching Outside One’s Race by Bree Picower

Learning to See by Kerri Ullucci 

Practice What You Teach: Social Justice Curriculum in the Classroom and the Streets , Chapter 1, By Bree Picower

2. Curriculum / Lesson Plans

International Justice Mission: Social Justice Curriculum for High School Students

Community Building Activities by Liav Shapiro and Alyssa Levy

3. Other Websites: 

Responsive Classroom (Via my other website, Teacher Peter)




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