Below is an annotated list of children's literature for the elementary classroom. The books are organized by the Six Elements of Social Justice Curriculum Design (Picower, 2007). It is based on work by pre-service teachers at Montclair State University. They have read and reviewed these books and provided insights into how they can be used in K-5 settings.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Take Action!: A Guide to Active Citizenship

 Title: Take Action!:A Guide to Active Citizenship
Authors:Marc Kielburger & Craig Kielburger
Element 6: Taking Social Action
Grade : 6th
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                                                           Summary :
This book is a step by step how to guide about becoming an active citizen.It thoughtfully organizes how to get involved to make social change.The first part of the book tells you the seven steps to social change which is  to choose your issue you want to get involved with to make a change,next you need to do your research,build a team,call team meetings,make a plan of action,take action and review to bring about change and most importantly have fun while doing so!The second section of the book is all how to guides such as how to use the phones,hold meetings,write letters,doing surveys,petitions and public speaking.The third part of the book is about places one can get involved such as home,school,community and government.The last two sections of the book are how to tackle the social movement according to rights and other resources and sources to use about the social change.This book gives valuable tips,strategies and examples of how to bring about change!

                                            Element 6: Taking Social Action
 This element is all about bringing forth social change.Element 6 is all about  trying to help students find a way to create their social change.It is about students taking charge but what if they don't know how?This book will fit perfectly into any teachers classroom to bring about change.The book teaches about public speaking, writing letters, holding meetings and creating petitions.This book is very helpful in helping students be an active part of the community and society by teaching them the steps to bring about change.

As a class the teacher and students can come up with a relatively easy goal to bring about change within the community.The students can research and gather their information on their problem.The teacher can help facilitate the groups within the classroom and have the students do several activities within this guided book such as write the letters, make a survey or make speeches and try to make their social change within their community.

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