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We spend an enormous amount of time searching for the most brilliant socially conscious literature for our book clubs.
Want to know what we read?
In April, we read books about the environment to celebrate earth day! This is an annual global event, observed on April 22nd that celebrates the environmental movement and raises awareness about pollution and ways to maintain a clean habitat.
In May, we read books about culture and language to celebrate world day for cultural diversity! Every year on May 21st, we urge everyone to do their part to bridge the gap between cultures. The day is often referred to as diversity day!
And in November, we read books about civic engagement to celebrate our communities! Every year on November 3rd, we learn about ways to make a difference in the civic life of our communities, and develop the knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference.
So sign up the kids for our book club. Membership fee is only $9.99 per year.
A 'social' theme every month
Educational facts about the theme
Books to celebrate the theme
Educational videos and activities related to books, including indoor play ideas and outdoor projects
Links to buy or borrow books
Forum to share ideas with other parents
What is social consciousness?
Social consciousness is the awareness of important social issues.
How is it developed?
It is developed through books, first hand experience, or both.
Why is it important?
It is important because the more aware a person is of his or her surroundings, the more sensitive he or she will be toward social injustice.
Who is a socially conscious kid?
A kid who notices social problems in society is socially conscious. This will manifest into a strong sense of responsibility for social problems, and increase the likelihood he or she will look for solutions and take action.
Young children develop an understanding of the roles that they enact as citizens of a democratic society as they participate in activities that allow them to express their compassion, caring, and desire to help others.
~National Council for the Social Studies~