Children Discovering Justice Testimonials

Children Discovering Justice


What do participants have to say about Children Discoveirng Justice?

"The curriculum gives teachers a voice in the planning and implementation - the same way this curriculum teaches students to use their voices to advocate for justice."
Tara Boudreau
Early Elementary Instructional Specialist, Indian Orchard Elementary, Springfield Public Schools
"I finally feel like there's a social studies curriculum that meets the diverse needs of my students. CDJ is engaging, rich, and fun! I look forward to teaching more next year!"
Jaclyn Gordon
3rd Grade Teacher, Cambridge Public Schools
"With piloting the CDJ materials I saw my students have a passion for some thing and the will to want to do so much. They ask a lot more questions they don’t just take one side of things they understand that there’s multiple viewpoints on things. This has helped not only with implementing the curriculum but also with problem-solving skills when students no one understand that there are different viewpoints on things."
Dania Lezama
3rd Grade Teacher, Boston Public Schools
"I love having the opportunity to teach the Discovering Justice curriculum to my third graders…Students are able to apply their learning in a historical context and to themselves and their communities. I believe teaching students civics is an incredible step in teaching young kids how to be responsible, respectful, and thoughtful members of society."
Ruhi Rahman
3rd Grade Teacher, Winship Elementary School, Boston Public Schools
"It teaches us what we can do to make earth a better place. And I also like it because [it] tells us about everyday problems."
3rd Grade Student, Winship Elementary School, Boston Public Schools
"This is the most age-appropriate curriculum I have seen. It is so well organized, easy to use, and accessible."
K-2 Teacher
Watertown Public Schools
"This was one of the first times students were vulnerable… these lessons created a space where other students could speak to experiences that I couldn’t."
Jaclyn Gordon
3rd Grade Teacher, Cambridge Public Schools
“I can explain justice! It means fair to everybody… what you need, not always what you want… good for everybody!”
Kindergarten Student
Cambridge Public Schools
"Expertly prepared presenter and an interesting topic… The materials are so thoughtfully created, and practical - as a long-time teacher I can tell that teachers were a key part of their creation. I like how the lessons and resources highlight the development of a shared vocabulary for students' and teachers' understanding of what civics entails."
Elaine Cusick
Russel Elementary School, Boston Public Schools
"Module 0 is exactly what students need at the beginning of the year especially still recovering from pandemic teaching."
K-2 Teacher
Watertown Public Schools
"I think it's important because you can learn about civics but also have fun doing it!"
3rd Grade Student, Winship Elementary School, Boston Public Schools

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Kayla Nordman

Kayla Nordman believes strongly in expanding access to comprehensive civic education to provide the next generation with the resources they need to uphold and expand upon the values of American democracy and create a more equitable future. Before joining Discovering Justice, she worked as a Legislative Intern at the Massachusetts State House and as a Program Manager for the Massachusetts Center for Civic Education. Kayla graduated from Suffolk University with a BA in International Relations.