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The Quest for Justice and Equality: Agents of Change in New Jersey

from The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts

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Be inspired to change the world around you! This program examines social justice through the lens of the ways in which several NJ activists achieved change and the role ordinary individuals play in improving the world around them. 

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About This Program


Multipoint: $100.00
Point to Point: $100.00
By Request: $100.00


45 minutes. Can be modified to suit your scheduling needs

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

No minimum

Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Character Education, Problem Solving, Leadership

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)
Google Hang Out
Microsoft Teams

Booking Information

Teacher/coordinator must schedule a test call prior to the date of the program in order to ensure a good virtual connection and to discuss other logistics

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

No refunds within 14 days of program date. In the event of inclement weather, please contact the Education Department at 973-377-2982 ext. 12 to discuss rescheduling.

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The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts

Madison, NJ
United States

Drawing on its rich collection, METC Education programs inspire learners of all ages to ask questions about the world around us. We explore American history with a focus on the life and stories of early New Jerseyans and craftspeople with programs emphasizing the intersections of history and cultural heritage in NJ.

Hilary May
973-377-2982 ext. 12

Program Details


1. This program begins with a discussion of what "activism" and "social justice" are
2. Participants assess the causes and methods of different New Jersey activists through history
3. We then compare these activists and relate their actions to our own lives
4. Time is allowed for questions and answers


Participants will:
1. Understand what “activism” and “activists” mean both in the 21st century and historically.
2. Examine and discuss the methods and actions used by New Jersey activists to combat 19th and 20th century injustices.
3. Relate these historic activists to themselves, their lives and 21st century injustices.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards
D2.Civ.14.K-2. Describe how people have tried to improve their communities
over time.
D2.His.3.3-5. Generate questions about individuals and groups who have shaped
significant historical changes and continuities.

State Standards

New Jersey
Social Studies

6.1.2.CivicsCM.1: Describe why it is important that individuals assume personal and civic responsibilities in a democratic society.
6.1.2.HistoryCC.3: Make inferences about how past events, individuals, and innovations affect our current lives.
6.1.5.CivicsPD.2: Explain how individuals can initiate and/or influence local, state, or national public policymaking (e.g., petitions, proposing laws, contacting elected officials).
6.1.5.CivicsDP.2: Compare and contrast responses of individuals and groups, past and present, to violations of fundamental rights (e.g., fairness, civil rights, human rights).
6.1.5.CivicsCM.5: Investigate the lives of New Jersey individuals with diverse experiences who have contributed to the improvement of society.