JUSTeach Newsletter

May 2005

social justice education

Peace and Justice Titles for a Summer Reading List
 
 
    The Kid's Guide to Social Action ... Peacemakers: The New Generation ... Rethinking Globalization -- not exactly at the top of your "summer reading list?"
 
    Knowing that the summer months often provide some extra reading time for teachers and catechists, the Peace and Justice Ministry in the Diocese offers a few "classroom-friendly" titles and resources on various social justice issues for this last column of the school year.  You may want to review some of these (amidst your "lighter reading!") as possibilities for addressing Catholic Social Teaching and justice topics in the coming school year:
 
Books on Specific Issues with Lesson Plans and Activities
 
Justice and Service Ideas (part of the HELP Series from Saint Mary's Press), Joseph Grant.  $19.95, ISBN: 0-88489-572-6.
 
Our World, Our Rights, Amnesty International USA, Publications Dept.,322 8th Ave., New York, NY  10001.  $10.00, (K-6 lessons on Universal Human Rights, not faith-based)
 
Peacemakers: The New Generation (A "How To" Guide), Mary Fox and Claire M. Perez, E.T. NEDDER Publishing Warehouse (877-817-2742 or sales@fillorders.com).  $19.95 + $5.00 shipping, ISBN: 1-893-757-32-3 (targeted for Gr. 6-8, but adaptable to other levels)
 
Poverty Project (2nd ed.), Linda Hanson, Good Ground Press, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, 1884 Randolph Ave., St. Paul, MN  55105 (800-232-5533).  $24.95, ISBN: 1-885996-06-3 (targeted for Jr. and Sr. High Schoo levels)
 
High School Textbook
 
Catholic Social Teaching: Learning and Living Justice, Michael Pennock, Ave Maria Press.  ISBN: 0-87793-698-6 (a comprehensive, full-year senior high textbook, but many lesson plans can be used individually)
 
Books Focused on Social Justice Concerns and Social Action in General
 
The Kid's Guide to Social Action, Barbara A. Lewis, Free Spirit Publishing.  $14.95, ISBN: 0-915793-29-6.
 
Rethinking Globalization: Teaching for Justice in an Unjust World, Bill Bigelow and Bob Peterson (eds.), A Rethinking Schools publication (www.rethinkingschools.org), $18.95, ISBN: 0-942961-28-5  (comprehensive book covering many issues, not faith-based, targeted for Grades 4-12) 
 
Websites
 
Catholic Relief Services, www.catholicrelief.org  (See special "Kids' Site)
 
Bread for the World/Hunger No More Project, www.hungernomore.org (features links to many teaching resources from faith-based and other organizations world-wide which address hunger and poverty)
 
 
"Happy Reading!"