Whether you identify as an environmental educator, a classroom teacher, a naturalist, professor, or ranger, environmental justice is relevant and appropriate to teach. This interdisciplinary topic includes elements of social studies, policy and science. To help your students become "JEDI warriors" who can identify and analyze Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion issues in the context of environmental problem-solving, consider using some of the following lessons in your teaching practice and engaging students in collecting data with the tools provided in the next section.
Lessons from Teaching Tolerance
Analyzing Environmental Racism in an Oil Spill Clean-Up and Analyzing Environmental Justice in Pollution Impacts.
Also, feel free to check out EEA's instructional strategies for culturally responsive teaching or sign up for one of our occasional workshops on this topic.