The mission of Social Justice Resources is to provide social justice resources for teachers to use in K-12 Iowa schools. The resources have been built through the collaboration with faculties and graduate students in the College of Education along with colleagues at the Public Policy Center who work with Iowa City Community School District. This is a part of an Obermann Working Group.


This website was created with the support of the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Iowa.  The work stems from an Obermann Working Group about Social Justice in K-12 Education.


If you have any questions, please contact Pam Wesely at 319-335-5261 or

College of Education
University of Iowa
Lindquist Center
240 South Madison Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

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Teacher Resources

This list of websites, documents, activities, and other online materials offers a variety of perspectives and topics on teaching for social justice in K-12 schools.  All materials are free and easily accessible with no registration.


English & Language Arts

History & Social Sciences


Performing Arts

Visual Arts


Foreign Language & ELL/ESL

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All Grades

Elementary School (PreK-6)

Middle School (7-8)

High School (9-12)


Race & Bias

Global Issues


Civil Rights


Bullying and Cyberbullying

Religious Freedom

Disability Education



This list of books, videos, and other recommended resources not available online offers a place for educators to start building a social justice library or collection.


Middle School

High School

For Teachers

Current Group Participants

  • Pam Wesely, Chair (Associate Professor, Foreign Language and ESL Education Program)