Social Studies Research and Practice
Volume 5, Number 3, Winter 2010
Social activist women: Choosing to live by their own moral code
Lois McFadyen Christensen
University of Alabama, Birmingham
Historical women played a key role as social advocates for people and most especially, children of immigrant families. Educators for social justice bring lives and actions of women into the social studies curriculum and instruction to inspire students to become critically questioning citizens who stand up for all citizens in society. Following the societal code of authority is not always the moral and ethical course of action. Social action takes conscientious courage and a strong sense of morality to stand up for the least among us.