Social Justice & Human Rights
How do we help students to build a fair and just world?
YES! Recommends: Teaching Diverse Students Initiative
posted Mar 26, 2010
- How can teachers effectively teach diverse students when they struggle with their own understandings of race?
Curriculum and Resources: Americans Who Tell the Truth
posted Dec 28, 2009
- Robert Shetterly's remarkable collection of portraits reminds us of the dignity, courage and importance of America's truth tellers. Here we offer curriculum tools to support the series.
posted Sep 22, 2009
- Like YES! Magazine, Rethinking Schools strives to be both visionary and practical. We are delighted to share three of many lesson plans from Rethinking Schools that get to the heart of a real-world education.
Visual Learning: Week of Nonviolence
posted Jan 27, 2009
- Use this photo to ask your students what they notice and are wondering. Then share the facts behind the image to connect to greater understanding and discovery.
Connect and Engage: Making History
posted Jan 16, 2009
- To teach happiness, be happy. Teachers, in particular, need support to be passionate and content in a challenging profession. The Center for Courage and Renewal's "Courage to Teach" supports this belief with essays, articles, and a retreat program.
Connect and Engage: Addressing Fear
posted Oct 27, 2008
- Here are lesson plans and how-to resources forcoming to terms with false assumptions about immigrants, the current economic crisis, and walls that separate important relationships. Simply put, it’s about addressing fear with clarity and calmness.
Equality Ride :: Photos from the 2007 Tour
by Adam Britt, Amanda Harrisposted Jul 29, 2008
- Photos from the 2007 Equality Ride, bringing 50 riders to conservative campuses to show the humanity and spirituality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
Connect and Engage: Foreign Policy
posted Jun 03, 2008
- As a teacher, helping your students understand foreign policy requires that you explore other cultures and nations and how they relate to the United States. Here are a couple of curriculum options to help you make that connection.
Teaching with the News
posted Jun 02, 2008
- The Choices Program’s Teaching with the News initiative provides online curriculum materials and ideas to connect the content of the classroom to the headlines in the news. Its twelve lesson plans cover a range of foreign policy and international issues, from analyzing U.S. efforts to combat terrorism to exploring policy alternatives for relations with Iran.
Addressing Guatemala’s Educational Crisis
by Ryan Richardsposted Mar 10, 2008
- The Miguel Angel Asturias Academy offers a model for reforming Guatemala’s education system. Scholarships and low general tuition rates make the Academy accessible to even the poorest families. The curriculum combines strong academic fundamentals with training in leadership and human rights issues.
Students Unite for a Department of Peace
by Rob Atkinsonposted Dec 27, 2007
- Southwestern University student Rob Atkinson describes his commitment to peace and involvement with the Student Peace Alliance.
Voices in Wartime
posted Dec 27, 2007
- Curriculum tools and resources from the Voices in Wartime Education Project.
Connect and Engage :: Teaching Peace
posted Dec 27, 2007
- Resources to accompany the December 2007 Education Connection newsletter on Teaching Peace: PeaceJam, Teaching Tolerance, Educators for NonViolence, Oxfam Education: Darfur-Teaching the Issues.
SIDEBAR :: Teaching Respect
by Sarah Kuckposted Mar 26, 2007
- Imagine a school that takes a human-rights based approach to education. Loring Nicollet Alternative School (LNAS) in Minneapolis does just that.
Military Recruitment of Youth - stories, links & resources
by Brandi Bratrudeposted Dec 08, 2006
- Are you being recruited? Are recruiters giving you all the information you need to make an informed decision about joining the military? Do you have other options? These questions should be filtering through your mind while trying to understand what it means to be a young American.