Standard 5: Application Of Content

Social Justice Action Project

5(a) The teacher develops and implements projects that guide learners in analyzing the complexities of an issue or question using perspectives from varied disciplines and cross-disciplinary skills (e.g., a water quality study that draws upon biology and chemistry to look at factual information and social studies to examine policy implications).

5(e) The teacher develops learners’ communication skills in disciplinary and interdisciplinary contexts by creating meaningful opportunities to employ a variety of forms of communication that address varied audiences and purposes.

5(j) The teacher understands how current interdisciplinary themes (e.g., civic literacy, health literacy, global awareness) connect to the core subjects and knows how to weave those themes into meaningful learning experiences.

5(l) The teacher understands how to use digital and interactive technologies for efficiently and effectively achieving specific learning goals.

5(m) The teacher understands critical thinking processes and knows how to help learners develop high level questioning skills to promote their independent learning.

The teacher understands how to connect concepts and use differing perspectives to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem solving related to authentic local and global issues.

Social Justice Project Report

This artifact is connected to application of content because this project This project will cover methods and ideas for general educators to implement into their classroom to provide a safe and proficient learning space for all. Students benefit from increased art opportunities in their classrooms, leading to enhanced skill development and self-worth. We are focusing on the importance of art in classrooms for the success of students with special needs.

Nā Hopena Aʻo outcome(s): 

      Sense of Belonging

      Sense of Responsibility

      Sense of Aloha

Social Justice Anchor standard(s):



How can we educate teachers about the benefits of implementing art into the classroom? As an art educator it’s easy to see the benefits and excitement that art brings into the classroom, and I would love to share that experience with other educators. Focusing on early child development, we have shown the benefits of having an inclusive art classroom, bringing everyone together to share an experience. Brochures will be passed around the elementary schools to the teachers reminding them how important it is to include art curriculum in an elementary level. We will highlight the importance and impact it has on students of special needs focusing on ADD, ADHD, and other needs. Hoping that this will impact teachers desires to include art in the classroom, we will see a brighter change in the inclusiveness of a social justice classroom. Proven practices and strategies demonstrate how art in early development stages can be effective positively. The purpose of the study researched was to engage children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the classroom. Creating a sensitive way to explore the children’s subjective well‐being.

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