Throughout history we can see how those around the world have not been treated fairly and how society has lacked social justice. As teachers we have the privilege of teaching our nation’s and world’s history. When teaching, we come across times in history that lacked social justice. We can look back on those times and see the lack of equity and justice. It is our jobs as teachers to point these events out to our students, no matter how hard it is to talk about, so that we can learn from our past mistakes. History repeats itself. Social Justice will never be perfect, but we must empower our students to take on these faults in our society, to help make the world a better place for all. Not only can we use history to help teach our students about social justice, but we can also use literature and poetry. The use of literature and poetry can help students understand the author’s point of view, as they read the first hand accounts of social injustice. When students read about the author’s experience, they are able to put themselves in the author’s shoes, which will help them see how important social justice is for all. Teachers have a great privilege of helping to shape the future generations. We must use history and literature to express the importance of social justice to our students, so that history will not be repeated.