8 to 12 Years Old


These questions can be used to spark discussions and encourage exploration of complex societal issues.

  • What is diversity?
  • Why is it important to recognize diversity in our society?
  • What is injustice?
  • Have you or someone experienced injustice? What happened? How was it resolved?
  • What does social justice mean to you?
  • Why do you think people protest?
  • Which type of protests should people use -- marches, sit-ins, strikes, etc.)
  • Which protest do you think is most effective?
  • What actions/results should happen after the protest--i.e.,should there be laws, should people be punished?
  • How can you show respect for history, characteristics and perspectives that are different from your own?
  • What is a stereotype?
  • In what ways can your ethnicity/age/gender/culture make (identify) you in a stereotypical way?
  • What other cultural histories should we learn about and why?