What Is Social Justice? - Definition, Issues & Examples


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What is expected to treat people fairly with respect to social justice?

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1. What is the term given to the practice of giving special consideration to members of populations that were historically disadvantaged?

2. Which of these is NOT a part of social justice?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo covers the definition of social justice, along with contemporary examples. You will be tested on a variety of issues surrounding social justice and some proposed solutions to those problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of social justice
  • Issues surrounding social justice
  • Examples of social justice in everyday life
  • Aspects of everyday life where the need for social justice is great

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on social justice issues
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding examples of social justice
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast social justice as it applies to racial inequality and power and status

Additional Learning

To learn more about social justice issues, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define social justice
  • Understand applications of social justice to power and status, human trafficking and racial inequality
  • Identify ways to use social justice to solve everyday problems