Discovering Justice has partnered with district leaders and teachers in Boston and Springfield Public Schools to bring to their Grade K-2 classrooms engaging, complex, and age appropriate conversations on the topics of fairness, community, advocacy, justice, and democracy.
This past summer, Education Program Director Laura Brenner, worked with teachers in Springfield and Boston to build the curricula to introduce students to civic education learning at an early age.
- For Kindergarten, students explore fairness, rules and justice in their community.
- For First Grade students learn about voting, elections, and leadership.
- For Second Grade students see examples of environmental justice and advocacy.
“We were excited to see the complex and age appropriate conversations our K2 students were engaging in!” —Emma Fialka-Feldman, Principal of Roger Clap Elementary
Check out this clip from teacher leader Tara Bordeau to hear her talk more about the curriculum and its impact on students:
Discovering Justice is working to adapt the curriculum for use in classrooms across the Commonwealth for the Fall of 2022.