Developing Questioning Kids: Connecting Social Studies and Social Justice in Elementary School

Harper Keenan, John McCann-Doyle & Tomi Okuyemi
Community Roots Elementary School
Saturday, 11:15 am to 12:45 pm -- Rm. E-211

In this panel discussion, educators from Community Roots, a social studies based elementary school in Brooklyn, New York, will present the work that the school has done over the last five years to holistically align its social studies curriculum to its equity and social justice mission. The panel will provide a broad overview of the school, its curricular framework, and its work on equity, followed by presentations of specific lessons and learning activities that exemplify the connections made between social studies and social justice themes at the school.