Lesson Plans and Activities

Bringing Democratic Education to Your Classroom and School (Lesson Plan)

Author: Ammerah Saidi

Summary: The following is a lesson plan designed to help students and teachers bring democratic education practices into your schools and classrooms. The activity was designed for IDEA by Ammerah Saidi, an urban public school... Read on...

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Center for Educational Pathways

Summary: The Center for Educational Pathways is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping underserved children and their teachers build creative pathways to academic success. Our flagship programs are The Comic Book Project... Read on...

Challenge Day

Summary: Challenge Day's mission is to provide youth and their communities with experiential workshops and programs that demonstrate the possibility of love and connection through the celebration of diversity, truth and full... Read on...

Connections: Investigating Reality

Author: Marion Brady and Howard Brady

Summary: "Connections: Investigating Reality" is a free course of study designed primarily for adolescents and older students, working in small, cooperative groups. The program's overarching aim is expanding learner ability to... Read on...

Design for Change USA

Summary: DESIGN FOR CHANGE is the largest global movement designed to give children an opportunity to express their own ideas for a better world and put them into action. Children and adults learn through the Design for Change... Read on...

Digital Disruption

Summary: Digital Disruption is a free online resource that equips educators with cutting edge teaching tools.

Led by young people and designed with education, research and media professionals, each tool is designed to improve... Read on...

Education for Liberation’s EdLib Lab

Summary: The Education for Liberation Network is a national coalition of teachers, community activists, researchers, youth and parents who believe a good education should teach people, particularly low-income youth and youth of... Read on...

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Facing the Future

Summary: At Facing the Future we believe in the transformative power of widespread, systemic education to improve lives and communities, both locally and globally. Our positive, solutions-based programming is designed by and for... Read on...

Freechild Project Youth Engagement Workshop Guide

Author: Adam Fletcher

Summary: The Freechild Project Youth Engagement Workshop Guide features 24 workshop outlines designed to help learning groups explore different aspects of Youth Engagement. All exercises are hands-on, interactive, and focused on... Read on...

GameDesk

Summary: GameDesk is a 501(c)3 nonprofit research and outreach organization that seeks to reshape models for learning through game-play and game development. The organization looks to help close the achievement gap and engage... Read on...

Glossary of Instructional Strategies

Summary: The Glossary of Instructional Strategies details over 1000 strategies for educational instruction. It was created in 1996, is presented in a very simple format, and continues to receive regular updates.

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Guide to Cooperative Games for Social Change

Author: Adam Fletcher and Kari Kunst

Summary: These activities provide a basic exploration of trust, teambuilding, communication, and social change by actively involving all participants. Young people, community youth workers, classroom teachers, and others are... Read on...

Introducing Democratic Education (Lesson Plan)

Author: Ammerah Saidi

Summary: The following is a lesson plan designed to introduce democratic education to students and schools that are new to the approach. The activity was designed for IDEA by Ammerah Saidi, an urban public school teacher from... Read on...

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Media Awareness Network

Summary: MNet is a Canadian non-profit organization that has been pioneering the development of media literacy and digital literacy programs since its incorporation in 1996.

My Hero Project

Summary: The mission of MY HERO is to use media and technology to celebrate the best of humanity and to empower people of all ages to realize their own potential to effect positive change in the world. Our freely accessible,... Read on...

New York Performance Standards Consortium

Summary: The New York Performance Standards Consortium represents 28 schools across New York State. Formed in 1997, the Consortium opposes high stakes tests arguing that "one size does not fit all."

The Consortium is a... Read on...

Restorative Approaches to Conflict

Author: Transforming Conflict

Summary: This website provides an introduction to the theory and practice of restorative justice and how it can be used in schools with young people. Restorative justice "puts repairing harm done to relationships and people over... Read on...

Rethinking Schools’ teaching and curriculum resources

Summary: The leading education journal on social justice issues and progressive pedagogy, Rethinking Schools also offers a great deal of teaching and curriculum resources for teachers and youth workers. You'll find practical... Read on...

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SoundOut Student Voice Curriculum

Author: Adam Fletcher

Summary: The SoundOut Student Voice Curriculum is a collection of 27 lesson plans, a facilitator's guide, a student handbook and a planning guide designed to teach high school students about how they can become partners in... Read on...

Southern Poverty Law Center

Summary: The Southern Poverty Law Center is a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society. Founded by civil rights lawyers Morris... Read on...

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