Curriculum & Resources: Cooperative Teach-In
Your students may know how to cooperate, but do they know how a cooperative, or co-op, works? Get students interested in cooperative systems that provide alternatives to traditional business and organizational models. The Cooperative Teach-in is a nationwide initiative that aims to engage students and campuses in the cooperative movement through events, programs, and projects.
Teaching about Co-ops
Find a range of classroom activities about the cooperative concept—from farms and food, to cooperative economies—that accommodate a variety of student audiences, from youth groups to university courses.
What’s a co-op?
Explain the fundamentals of co-ops in a nutshell. Get students curious about how co-ops can build a better world. What solutions does the co-op model offer? What problems can be addressed by cooperatives? Plus, 10 reasons co-ops rock!
Co-op education resources
Wondering how to integrate cooperatives in your curriculum? Learn more about existing co-op models, with tools for teaching and self education. See how others bring co-ops into the classroom,with the a great list of paper and project ideas and suggested reading on cooperatives. Give you students the opportunity to discuss and engage in cooperative systems through research and hands-on experience.
- The Old Economy is Not Coming Back. So, What's Next?
We can't go back, and we really don't want to. We're witnessing the birth of something better: a new economy where livelihoods that are just, sustainable, and meaningful will be available to all.
- YES! Collection: Cooperatives
YES! articles that focus on the worker-owned business model that has re-emerged around the world.
- Can There Be "Good" Corporations?
When companies are owned by workers and the community—instead of Wall Street financiers—everything changes.
The above resources accompany the May 2012
YES! Education Connection Newsletter
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