Second Grade has been learning about Change Makers in Social Studies through stories, videos, and even Zoom! For every change maker, students reflect on personal qualities, the problem that person sees in the world, and the way that they make change. Then, each student makes a quilt square about them.
This year, we’ve focused on local change makers. We learn about these individuals by reading books and online sources, but also through interviews with change makers. Recently,
Second grade also studied the Alphabet Rockers, a local group who uses music to educate about social and racial inequalities within our society. Students listened to a number of songs, and were asked what message they heard in each song. Here are a few student responses...
They talked about their ethnicity
Sang about differences
Wanted to make a change in the world
“You are you, I am me”
Racism will fall apart….Racism is treating people differently and badly because of the color of their skin and is a thing that was made up by humans.