How To Communicate Social Injustice Civic Education Primary 5 Third Term Lesson Notes Week 9

Subject: Civic Education

Class: Primary 5

Term: Third Term

Week: 9

Topic: How To Communicate Social Injustice

Duration: 45 minutes

Behavioural Objectives:

  • Students will understand the concept of social injustice.
  • Students will learn various ways to communicate social injustice effectively.
  • Students will be able to discuss the importance of addressing social injustice.

Key Vocabulary Words:

  1. Social injustice
  2. Communication
  3. Fairness
  4. Equality
  5. Advocacy

Building Background/Connection to Prior Knowledge:

  • Review previous lessons on fairness, equality, and treating others with respect.
  • Discuss real-life examples of unfair treatment or discrimination students may have witnessed or experienced.

Embedded Core Skills:

  • Communication skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Empathy
  • Problem-solving

Learning Resources and Materials:

  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Chart paper and markers
  • Storybooks or articles about social injustice
  • Pictures or videos depicting examples of social injustice


How To Communicate Social Injustice 

Class! Today, we’ll learn how to communicate about social injustice. 📢 Here’s a simple guide:

  1. Speak Up: Share your thoughts about unfairness with others. 🗣️
  2. Use Stories: Tell stories to explain social injustice in a way others can understand. 📖
  3. Listen: Pay attention to others’ experiences of unfair treatment. 👂
  4. Art and Music: Use art or music to express feelings about injustice. 🎨🎵
  5. Write Letters: Write letters to leaders or newspapers to raise awareness. 📝
  6. Social Media: Share posts about injustice to spread the word. 📱
  7. Join Groups: Join groups working to make things fairer. 👫
  8. Educate Others: Teach friends and family about social injustice. 📚
  9. Peaceful Protests: Participate in peaceful protests to demand change. ✊
  10. Community Meetings: Attend meetings where people discuss fairness issues. 🤝

Remember, everyone can make a difference by speaking up against social injustice!

Class Activity Discussion 

  1. What is social injustice?
    • Social injustice is when people are treated unfairly because of things like their race, gender, or where they come from.
  2. How can we communicate social injustice?
    • We can talk about it with others, share stories, and explain why it’s wrong.
  3. Why is it important to talk about social injustice?
    • Talking about it helps others understand what’s happening and how they can help make things fairer.
  4. What are some ways to show that social injustice is wrong?
    • We can use words, pictures, or actions to show that everyone should be treated equally.
  5. Who can we talk to about social injustice?
    • We can talk to our friends, family, teachers, or anyone we trust.
  6. What should we do if we see someone being treated unfairly?
    • We should speak up and tell someone who can help make things right.
  7. Can anyone be affected by social injustice?
    • Yes, anyone can be treated unfairly because of their race, gender, or other reasons.
  8. How can we make others understand why social injustice is bad?
    • We can share examples and explain how it hurts people and makes life harder for them.
  9. What can we do to help stop social injustice?
    • We can stand up for what’s right, support those who are treated unfairly, and work together to make things fairer.
  10. Why is it important to listen to others when they talk about social injustice?
    • Listening helps us learn about different experiences and understand how we can help make things better.
  11. What can we do if we want to learn more about social injustice?
    • We can read books, watch videos, or talk to people who know more about it.
  12. Is it okay to stay silent about social injustice?
    • No, staying silent can make things worse. Speaking up is important to make positive changes.
  13. How can we support those who are affected by social injustice?
    • We can offer help, show kindness, and stand by them to let them know they’re not alone.
  14. What can we do as a community to address social injustice?
    • We can work together, organize events, and support each other to fight against unfairness.
  15. Why should we care about social injustice even if it doesn’t affect us directly?
    • Because everyone deserves to be treated fairly, and standing up for others makes the world a better place for everyone.


  1. How can you share your thoughts about unfairness?
    a) Speak up
    b) Stay silent
    c) Ignore
    d) Dance
  2. What can you use to explain social injustice in a way others can understand?
    a) Stories
    b) Jokes
    c) Songs
    d) Games
  3. What should you do to understand others’ experiences of unfair treatment?
    a) Listen
    b) Shout
    c) Sleep
    d) Run
  4. Which form of expression can you use to share feelings about injustice?
    a) Art and Music
    b) Cooking
    c) Gardening
    d) Cleaning
  5. How can you raise awareness about social injustice through writing?
    a) Write letters
    b) Make phone calls
    c) Play games
    d) Watch TV
  6. Which platform can you use to share posts about injustice?
    a) Social Media
    b) Library
    c) Playground
    d) Kitchen
  7. What can you do to work towards making things fairer?
    a) Join Groups
    b) Stay alone
    c) Avoid people
    d) Sleep all day
  8. How can you teach others about social injustice?
    a) Educate Others
    b) Ignore Others
    c) Tease Others
    d) Scold Others
  9. What can you do to demand change peacefully?
    a) Participate in peaceful protests
    b) Start fights
    c) Hide
    d) Laugh
  10. Where can you attend meetings to discuss fairness issues?
    a) Community Meetings
    b) Movie Theaters
    c) Amusement Parks
    d) Beaches
  11. What can you do to support those affected by social injustice?
    a) Offer Help
    b) Ignore
    c) Laugh
    d) Mock
  12. How can you encourage others to stand up against unfairness?
    a) Advocate for Justice
    b) Stay Quiet
    c) Hide
    d) Criticize
  13. Which action can help spread awareness about social injustice?
    a) Sharing Stories
    b) Keeping Secrets
    c) Sleeping All Day
    d) Ignoring Others
  14. What should you do if you witness unfair treatment?
    a) Speak Up
    b) Turn Away
    c) Laugh
    d) Run Away
  15. How can you express solidarity with those facing social injustice?
    a) Show Support
    b) Ignore
    c) Tease
    d) Isolate


Presentation :

  1. Introduction (5 minutes):
  2. Discussion (15 minutes):
    • Define social injustice as unfair treatment of individuals or groups based on factors like race, gender, or social class.
    • Provide examples of social injustice, such as unequal access to education or discrimination in the workplace.
    • Discuss why it’s important to speak up against social injustice and advocate for change.
  3. Exploration (15 minutes):
    • Divide students into small groups.
    • Provide scenarios or case studies depicting instances of social injustice.
    • Encourage students to brainstorm ways to effectively communicate these instances and raise awareness.
  4. Presentation (5 minutes):
    • Each group presents their findings and strategies for communicating social injustice.
    • Facilitate a discussion on the effectiveness of different communication methods.
  5. Conclusion (5 minutes):
    • Summarize key points from the discussion.
    • Reinforce the importance of speaking up against social injustice and supporting those affected.
    • Encourage students to continue learning about social justice issues and to advocate for fairness and equality.

Teacher’s Activities:

  • Facilitate discussions and group activities.
  • Provide guidance and support as students explore different communication strategies.
  • Encourage active participation and respectful dialogue.

Learners’ Activities:

  • Participate in discussions and group activities.
  • Brainstorm ideas for effectively communicating social injustice.
  • Present findings and engage in peer feedback.


  • Observe students’ participation and engagement during discussions and activities.
  • Evaluate group presentations based on creativity, clarity of communication, and understanding of the topic.

Evaluation Questions:

  1. What is social injustice?
  2. Why is it important to address social injustice in society?
  3. Can you give examples of social injustice?
  4. How can we effectively communicate social injustice?
  5. Why is it important to speak up against unfair treatment?
  6. What are some ways to advocate for change in the face of social injustice?
  7. How can we support those affected by social injustice?
  8. What role does empathy play in addressing social injustice?
  9. How do communication skills help in advocating for fairness and equality?
  10. What can we do as individuals to contribute to a more just and equitable society?

Conclusion: Today, we learned about social injustice and explored ways to effectively communicate and address it. Remember, speaking up against unfair treatment and advocating for change are important steps towards creating a more fair and equal society. Keep learning, keep advocating, and together, we can make a difference!

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