Just or Unjust? - Fair or Unfair? a Civics Sorting Activity

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Get kids thinking outside the box and think about justice, acceptance, and diversity by having your students determine what they think is just.

Why use Just or Unjust - A Civics Sorting Activity? Children need to learn to think for themselves about what is right. This activity will get the children thinking and defending their thinking.

How it works: Here's an activity based on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his peaceful protests on what is unjust. Children will sort statements according to what they feel is just and unjust. There are no right or wrong answers, merely opinions.

What's included: This resource has 24 situations where the children discuss and decide what they think is just and what they think is unjust. Beware, this might lead to some passionate conversations!

There are also several related writing pages for writing their thought after these rich discussions with different writing lines and images, available in color or in black and white for easier printing.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).
Build on others’ talk in conversations by linking their comments to the remarks of others.
Ask for clarification and further explanation as needed about the topics and texts under discussion.


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