Freedom Fair at Spanish Oaks Elementary

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shanna.stirland
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The fifth grade students at Spanish Oaks just culminated a unit on Social Injustices with a Freedom Fair. Students researched groups of people from the United States who have suffered a social injustice. Social issues depicted included slavery, women’s rights, child labor, the Indian Removal Act, the Civil Rights Movement for Black Americans, and the Japanese Americans’ internment during World War II. The Freedom Fair included groups of students performing skits that represented the different social injustice groups for family members and the student body. Skits included scenes from Rosa Parks and the bus boycott, the Cherokee Indians’ Trail of Tears, Japanese internment camps, slave auctions, Susan B. Anthony voting illegally, and much more. The learning that came from this experience will make a lifelong impact on these students.

Photos of Freedom Fair skits