8-10 yrs old
11-13 yrs old
14-18 yrs old
Service Learning & Social Good
Journey through time with Congressman John Lewis to meet leaders of social justice movements who were catalysts for Good Trouble and positive change.
November 6, 2020
Teaching Tolerance - Social Justice Movements
Various resources to help teachers teach social justice movements in the classroom
Museum dealing with the story of Apartheid in South Africa
The role of kids in various social justice movements around the world
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Various collections dedicated to the Civil Rights Movement in 1960s America and the Black Lives Matter Movement
John Lewis - Get in Good Trouble
Get in Good Trouble - Congressman John Lewis in his own words
Social Justice Movement Resources - Smithsonian
Various Resources and Collections regarding Social Justice Movements from the Smithsonian
Good Trouble - Minecraft World file
Minecraft world to support the lesson activities. Link will open in Minecraft: Education Edition.
Good Trouble Full Lesson Plan
This is the full lesson plan to support teachers as they introduce this lesson and facilitate the activities included.
Lessons in Good Trouble - Vocabulary
Vocabulary words used throughout this lesson.
Good Trouble Educator Resource
Additional information for educators addressing topics raised in this lesson.
How have social justice movements around the world influenced positive changes in society or in a community?
Guiding Ideas and Questions:
Student Activities: (~30-60 minutes)
1. Introductory Questions
The teacher will begin the lesson sharing this short video of John Lewis sharing his story about getting in good trouble: https://aka.ms/GoodTroubleVideo
Students will participate in a class discussion about what it means to get into “Good Trouble” Within that discussion students will also address how protests and social justice movements are an integral part of human rights. (i.e. In the United States the first amendment protects citizens "the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances"). Students will also discuss how all social justice movements face opposition or counter-protest from people with a different point of view.
2. Minecraft Good Trouble World
3. Student Reflection
Now that you have learned about John Lewis, Good Trouble, and Social Justice Movements, in your Book and Quill provide an example of how you have gotten into good trouble standing up for someone else. Be sure to take a selfie next to the NPC that resonates with you most and add your selfie to your Good Trouble Journal.
Students will close the lesson by sharing their reflection either in person or through a Flipgrid video recording of their experience in the “Good Trouble” world.
At the end of this lesson:
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