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Ms. Liz's Allies
After watching her students struggle with the tumultuous social, racial and political events of 2016 and constantly ask "what can we do?", 4th-grade teacher Liz Kleinrock decided to create a unique social justice lesson plan to introduce her young learners to the concepts of allies, advocates and bystanders, and in doing so gave them a toolset to be a force for positive change.

Citizens of the World Los Angeles Region - www.cwclosangeles.org

Citizens of the World Charter Schools - www.citizensoftheworld.org

Directed by Alonso Mayo & Nina Leidersdorff
Music by A Dancing Beggar
A Fluid Production - www.fluid.tv
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Rita A. McCormickThis is great, this is the age where learning respect and love for another human being can lead to much more respect and compassion for all human beings, regardless of race, color, creed or sexual orientation.

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Charlotte Woods-IjeiThis is a teacher who isn't afraid to stretch her students. We have done Honoring All Voices with 4th graders in Parkway andtalked about the Holocaust, being who they need to be as an ally, what is a bystander, and what this looks like. They are eager to learn. Love our students who push us. Thanks for sharing Carol Lynn.

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Diana GalloShe is great , 4 the grade is a wonderful beginning in understanding feelings of what is fair for all. I am so happy my granddaughters go this amazing school.

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Nadine SchulzeWow!!! Love what you did Liz and i can wholeheartedly agree with you in that you really impact those kids' lifes that you teach... ive seen over the last Four years how and how much my kids have grown since they walked into my classroom as little first graders and how they leave it and the school now ready to take on their differnt new schools...

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Ashley KZ ShowellBrought tears to my eyes. Liz, you are using your power for good and that good will trickle down and touch many other lives. They're so lucky to have you. So many are not grave enough to bring these conversations to the table. Proud to know you

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Ellen WeberWow, this is so inspiring!! How empowering for these 4th graders! Thanks Liz for changing the world for the better one fourth grader at a time!

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Cindy SaraviaLiz, this is so amazing!! It's so great to see the passion and care that you put into your time with these kids, you're awesome!

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David EzrojWay to go! You and your students work is inspirational. I recently finished teaching my first year of fourth grade and this is such an important topic. Students need the strength and guidance you are fostering. I will definitely apply some parts of your unit and teaching.

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Mark BryantTo say that I am impressed is a gross understatement. Wow! Wow! Wow! What an outstanding educator teaching about what even many adults never learn.

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Albert LustigHad a science teacher in school, Mr Lynch, once told me "the secret to rearing well rounded youth...is to tell them the truth"! Thank you Mr. Lynch.

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Randall WagnerThis is extraordinary work. These fourth graders, and the communities where they live, will reap the rewards of your efforts for decades. Thank you.

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Amy NarishkinBack in the day, I taught 4th grade. Now I teach adults the skills and heart for racial recondition. This teacher is on point!

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Jodi AlexanderWow! The teacher is amazing and the students are out of this world. We need to spend so much more time focusing on this message.

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Abby GirvinWow!! You are such and inspiration Liz.Breaking down walls and changing lives. Thank you!!!

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Cami JacksonDerek DeMarco, let's approach teaching our kids social issues like this wonderful teacher does.

6 days ago   ·  4
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Stephanie BloomMs Liz you are fabulous... thank you for all that you teach, do, and express...

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Rosalie ChilelliThis is a beautiful piece! So moving. Love is always the answer. ❤️

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Morgan HartSo inspiring, Ms. Liz. What a treasure you are for our children. We are so grateful for your leadership and love of teaching.❤️

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Richard HayesVery impressive. This is so wonderful. Great job Elizabeth.

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Marni ParsonsThis is truly inspiring! What a profound lesson and gift these students have been given.

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Alice LeungThank you Ms Liz. You are the best! We are gonna miss you. 😫

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Avantika ShahiWow! This is so amazing. Blessed our kids get to be part of this stellar community. 🙏

7 days ago   ·  2
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Shari ComeauxOh my gosh...Speechless! Liz Kleinrock you are amazing! Your students are blessed to have you in their lives! Phenomenal lesson that should be required teaching in every single school!

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Laura LeClairThis is fantastic. And, you can start younger.

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Elaine Rosen GoodmanWonderful to heR 9&10 yeR olds speak so fluently & strong

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