Learning Justice Is Just Us

L’s Story

L’s story is an appreciation of rules. A lot of good can come from a lot of rules. L helps us understand why.


Law, Rules, Anarchy, Balance, Compassion, Community, Throw away, Build bridges

Lesson Ideas


Imagine English without grammar. Try it. Write this idea out on a piece of paper and then cut it into strips. One word per strip. Lay them our randomly and try reading it and see how much sense it makes. Now start organizing the words so that they make sense. See if your students can explain why you organize the words that way. Be cool. It’s not a test, it’s a beginning.

Activity Sheet

Are you a creative person? I just have rough drafts for most of my activity sheets, maybe you can help me think of better designs for these.

Six word stories are perfect for a possibly quick, definitely fun activity. The word limit makes it easier for people to accept the writing challenge as well. If you look for examples online, they tend to be pretty depressing. The most famous story is attributed to Ernest Hemingway:

For sale: baby shoes. Never worn.

Very powerful. Very sad. Mood killer. This activity asks us to write about hopeful themes, a better mood for learning most of the time. I did slip “grief” in there, because it is important to acknowledge and make room for life’s challenges. We need to talk about those things a lot. When we are ready.

Haiku Are Good Too