Student Essay Rubric


Links Additional Online Lessons Regarding Injutice, Civil Liberties, and SOcial Justice

DTWT Lesson Plans

Do the Write Thing Detroit

Here are a list of other websites that provide well written lessons that address important topics like injustice, civil rights, and social justice.  These assignments can lead to powerful classroom academic discussions regarding youth violence.  

Below is a list of resources available for teachers to use to teach the material.  Teachers are also encouraged to emailed our DTWT Michigan Chair, Zemen Marrugi, for additional resources and strategies on how to present the essay challenge to your students.  Zemen Marrugi can be reached at  As a former middle school teacher, she worked closely with students and has had experience teaching the DTWT essay challenge to her student.

Lesson Plans

Let’s put an end to youth violence!