Children have a natural sense of whats fair and whats notwhether its not sharing toys, seeing litter in their favorite park, or asking questions about a homeless person they see on the street. In Thats Not Fair!, teachers will learn to use childrens sense of fairness to help develop the belief that they can change the world and make it a better place to live.
The attributes that are the foundation of an anti-bias curriculum are also what children need to learn for survival and emotional health in their roles as activists. Accepting differences, collaborating with others, paying attention to other peoples feelings, ideas and needs, speaking out about fairness and unfairness, and taking responsibility for solving problems will help children recognize the injustices they see in life, and use this recognition as a chance to act. Becoming positive changemakers is a key to their development.
Offering what they call guidelines rather than recipes, authors Davidson and Pelo designed Thats Not Fair! to instill teachers with the ability to reflect on childrens lives and create an anti-bias curriculum directly linked to their experiences. Real-life stories of childrens experiences as activists, coupled with first-person accounts of teachers experiences and reflections help create a complete guide to childhood activism. Includes original songs for children and a resource list for both adults and children.