The themes of activism and social justice run throughout the Manhattan Country School program. Students study the history of activist movements as well as current struggles for equality. The choice of books and topics of discussions in classes reflect our effort to teach students how to participate in a democratic society and take action to bring about a more just world. Students learn about the diversity of the human experience and the pursuit of social justice in all classes. The 6-7s discuss the value of work and communities of workers. A 7-8s music class might explore the meaning of a boycott while learning a freedom song from the Civil Rights Movement.