Good Trouble: Resources and Research

May 4, 2022

Learning for Justice:

Social Justice Standards Facilitator Guide PDF:

CCSD Cultural Competency Policy –

artEquity Anti-racist Practices for Everyday LifeApproaches to Differences – (pg 22-23 of “Everyday Justice: Antiracism as a Daily Practice”) 

Prindle Institute “Let’s Talk About Race” by Julius Lester Book Anyalsis

Resources for parents on how to talk about racism with their children

Evolution of monsters in children’s literature

Segregated by Design Film:

artEquity Anti-racist Practices for Every Day Life – Rejecting White Supremacy Culture – (pg 27-34 of “Everyday Justice: Antiracism as a Daily Practice”)

Let’s Talk About Race – Netflix Jr. – Common Reading:

LESSON Standards (from the Social Justice Standards Facilitator Guide)

  • Identity 4 ID.3-5.4 – I can feel good about my identity without making someone else feel badly about who they are. (Pg. 31)
  • Action 20 AC.3-5.20 – I will work with my friends and family to make our school and community fair for everyone, and we will work hard and cooperate in order to achieve our goals. (Pg. 32) 
  • Justice 13 JU.3-5.13 I know that words, behaviors, rules and laws that treat people unfairly based on their group identities cause real harm. (Pg. 32)
  • Justice 15 JU.3-5.15 I know about the actions of people and groups who have worked throughout history to bring more justice and fairness to the world. (Pg. 32)
  • Diversity 8 DI.3-5.8 I want to know more about other people’s lives and experiences, and I know how to ask questions respectfully and listen carefully and non-judgmentally (Pg. 31)

BOOK Recommendations  

  • “Preaching to the Chickens” by Javair Asim, “Unspeakable” by Carole Weatherford,  “Let’s Talk About Race” by Julius Lester, “The Name Jar” by Yangsook Choi, “We Came to America” by Faith Ringgold, and “A Kids Book About Racism” by Jelani Memory

QUESTIONS (for students) 

  • How do they express their creativity around this topic and their monsters 
  • How do we transform our fears and monsters into positive affirmations 
  • Which reading of the book did you like? What were the elements of each you liked the most? What were the least? 
  • What fears do your monster(s) represent?
  • How would your monster respond to the book?
  • Were there any parts of the book that reminded you about your monster, or is your monster off somewhere else?
  • Can you write a play for your monster to play a part in? 
  • Can you write a comic featuring your monster?