Justice & Reconciliation

 Overview 

In this lesson students examine the meaning of justice and the roles that justice and reconciliation play in society.

Day One

Students define justice and discuss the role of justice in society. They then work in teams to read, analyze, and reflect on famous quotes about justice, as well as its relation to other key concepts like truth, peace, and reconciliation. Students end class by reading a handout about the Japanese American Redress Movement.

Day Two

After debriefing their reading on the Japanese American Redress Movement, students view a video of Japanese Americans reflecting on the redress movement and assess for themselves the success of the movement in achieving justice and reconciliation. They then turn their attention to modern social justice issues and explore ideas for addressing them effectively.

Extension Activities

Use these extension activities to extend the lesson and reinforce understanding.