What does it mean to teach for social justice?

How can teachers effectively address politically charged topics, within and beyond Social Studies classrooms?

What can teacher educators do to support new teachers in developing professional expertise and agency?

In Preparing to Teach Social Studies for Social Justice: Becoming a Renegade (Teachers College Press, 2016) lead authors Ruchi Agarwal-Rangnath, Alison G. Dover and Nick Henning - joined by 22 justice-oriented social studies teachers from across the U.S. - engage these questions and more. Highlights include classroom vignettes, examples of standards-aligned, social justice-oriented lessons, and teachers' strategies for navigating complex political and professional conversations.

Click the links at left to learn more about the authors and participating teachers, and to read teachers' letters of advice for new teachers. Want to read the whole story? Check out the book at Teachers College Press, your favorite independent book sellers, Amazon, and elsewhere.