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Handbook on Family and Community Engagement

Handbook on Family and Community Engagement

This handbook is intended to provide educators, community leaders and parents with ... (more)

This handbook is intended to provide educators, community leaders and parents with articles that outline best research and practice around schools and family and community engagement. It offers a roadmap to esnure that every student's academic, personal, social and emotional development is supported. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Readings
Reference
Collection:
U.S. Department of Education
Provider:
Academic Development Institute / Center on Innovation & Improvement
Author:
Sam Redding, Marilyn Murphy, Pam Sheley, Editors
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Character Education: An Historical Overview

Character Education: An Historical Overview

In this article, we examined the history behind character education because we ... (more)

In this article, we examined the history behind character education because we believe that character education an integral component of the educational enterprise. Major contributors to the importance of character education in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries were discussed. Then we focused on the highlights of the last five decades of the 20th century. Finally, we examined recent developments in character education, with particular interest to character education programs. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Readings
Collection:
Connexions
Provider:
Rice University
Author:
John R. Slate
Robert Tatman
Stacey Edmonson
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En Espanol: Character Education

En Espanol: Character Education

En este artículo, examinamos la historia de la noción de educación que ... (more)

En este artículo, examinamos la historia de la noción de educación que forma del carácter de la persona (en inglés se llama "character education"), porque creemos que ese tipo de pedagogía debe ser integral a la disciplina de educación. Primero, presentamos historias sobre los mayores contribuidores a la educación que forma el carácter de la persona de los siglos XVIII, XIX, y XX. Después, enfocamos en las ideas más destacadas de ese campo de las últimos cinco décadas del siglo XX. Al final, examinamos los desarrollos más recientes en ese campo de educación, con un interés particular en los programas que promueven este tipo de currículo. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Readings
Collection:
Connexions
Provider:
Rice University
Author:
National Council Of Professors Of Educational Administration
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Character Education - Honesty

Character Education - Honesty

This lesson will focus on two character education traits - honesty and ... (more)

This lesson will focus on two character education traits - honesty and friendship. During this lesson the students will conduct a character analysis and link prior knowledge to help understand the story. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Collection:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Author:
LaTina Robinson
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Guidance, Counseling and Youth Development for Africa

Guidance, Counseling and Youth Development for Africa

The programme on Guidance, Counselling and Youth Development for Africa proposes 10 ... (more)

The programme on Guidance, Counselling and Youth Development for Africa proposes 10 individual modules categorized by topics, countries or specialists in order to answer to the growing number of social issues faced by African young people, particularly girls. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Case Study
Readings
Unit of Study
Collection:
United Nations
Provider:
UNESCO
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Character Education: What Would You Do?

Character Education: What Would You Do?

This lesson is designed to teach character development, problem solving, and teamwork. ... (more)

This lesson is designed to teach character development, problem solving, and teamwork. It can also be used with exceptional students in a high school setting. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Collection:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Author:
William Hovis
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Integrating Service Learning and Field Research into a Community Engagement Experience in Huamachuco, Peru

Integrating Service Learning and Field Research into a Community Engagement Experience in Huamachuco, Peru

A principal objective of the MSU semester-long study abroad program in Peru ... (more)

A principal objective of the MSU semester-long study abroad program in Peru entitled Community Engagement and Interdisciplinary Study of Global Issues in the Peruvian Highlands (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Audio Lectures
Lecture Notes
Video Lectures
Collection:
Michigan State University
Provider:
Latin America Learning
Author:
Student Panel, Michigan State University
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Mining Best Practice Language as a Catalyst for School Reform: The Community Engagement Goldmine

Mining Best Practice Language as a Catalyst for School Reform: The Community Engagement Goldmine

This paper describes a research project that is the result of an ... (more)

This paper describes a research project that is the result of an ongoing partnership between a regional university and a small rural county in the southeastern United States. The goal of this community engagement initiative is to make purposeful connections between research, best practices, community needs, and community goals. Education researchers collaborated with the local school system to uncover the Best Practice Language (BPL) within a rural school district. For the purposes of this study, BPL is language that resonates with others and is used by members of the organization with consistent and promising outcomes. Furthermore, BPL is language with a meaningful design or pattern; and a resonating, inspiring, promising, and transformational quality. All five schools in the district were studied (2 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 2 high schools) and data were gathered using both quantitative and qualitative methods. With the BPL methodology, members of an organization are challenged to seek better ways to convey thoughts, ideas, priorities, functions, tasks, and even feelings. Members can begin to develop a heightened awareness of their own language and the “language of practice” around them. Structures within the organizational context can also begin to change, and every member of the organization is given a voice in the process. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Readings
Collection:
Connexions
Provider:
Rice University
Author:
National Council Of Professors Of Educational Administration
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Leadership Training Institute

Leadership Training Institute

The purpose of this program is to educate students on the significance ... (more)

The purpose of this program is to educate students on the significance of leadership and relay the concepts of leadership through an interactive curriculum. We hope to instill in our students the four cornerstones of our program: charisma, knowledge, teamwork, and self-reflection. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lesson Plans
Readings
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT Highlights for High School
Provider:
M.I.T.
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The Down Low Talk Show - Exploring the Controversy over Laws Regulating "Sagging" Pants

The Down Low Talk Show - Exploring the Controversy over Laws Regulating "Sagging" Pants

In this lesson, students consider their own ideas about fashion and debate ... (more)

In this lesson, students consider their own ideas about fashion and debate the controversy over sagging pants by participating in a simulated radio talk show. They conclude by designing personal fashion statement posters. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Assessments
Homework and Assignments
Lesson Plans
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
New York Times
Provider:
New York Times Learning Network
Author:
Sale MichellePerelman Andrea
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International Carbon Footprint Challenge

International Carbon Footprint Challenge

Good way to get your high school students involved with climate change ... (more)

Good way to get your high school students involved with climate change solutions and communicate with peers locally and internationally about the topic. Measure your carbon footprint using an online calculator, compare students’ footprints worldwide and/or communicate with schools internationally about solutions. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Interactive
Collection:
Our Changing Ocean and Estuaries
Provider:
Stanford University
Author:
Inquiry to Insight Project: Géraldine Fauville
Pam Miller and others.
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Youth Xchange: Climate Change and Lifestyles Guidebook

Youth Xchange: Climate Change and Lifestyles Guidebook

The world’s youth will have a significant role to play if we ... (more)

The world’s youth will have a significant role to play if we are to bring about the widespread behavioural change needed to shift towards more sustainable lifestyles and consumption habits. It is important for young people to understand that behind over-consumption lies increased exploitation of resources, rising poverty, widening inequalities and persistent conflicts, all of which will worsen with climate change and eventually will minimize their opportunities for a better and sustainable future. The poorest of the poor, those who cannot consume enough to meet their basic needs, are the worst hit by climate change. Most of these are young people under 24, who make up nearly half of the world’s population, with most living in developing countries. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
United Nations
Provider:
UNESCO
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Model United Nations Headquarters

Model United Nations Headquarters

Model United Nations (UN) is an authentic simulation of the U.N. General ... (more)

Model United Nations (UN) is an authentic simulation of the U.N. General Assembly and other multilateral bodies. This Headquarters homepage offers an 'ask an ambassador' section, an overview of the Model UN, FAQ, information on how to get started and how to prepare for a conference. Users can also follow links to several interactive forums, a conference calendar, additional links and e-news. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Other
Collection:
United Nations CyberSchoolbus
Provider:
United Nations
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C&NN's Natural Leaders Network Tool Kit

C&NN's Natural Leaders Network Tool Kit

This kit is a guide for all youth around the world who ... (more)

This kit is a guide for all youth around the world who want to start Natural Leaders action groups or networks. It's like a road map to figure out how to get started and where to go with your work. It offers some cools ideas and gives examples of how to start your own Network. It addresses young people (15-29 yo) who enjoy being outdoors and exploring the planet. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
Children and Nature Network
Provider:
Children and Nature
Author:
Rebecca Martin
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Producing Films for Social Change

Producing Films for Social Change

This is an intensive, hands-on editorial and production course in which students ... (more)

This is an intensive, hands-on editorial and production course in which students pitch their ideas and then research, report, produce, shoot, write, and edit their own short documentary films on social issues affecting the local community, the U.S., or the world. Readings and discussions focus on current news, media ethics, media literacy, the declining credibility of the press, journalists? responsibilities to the public, social justice issues, First Amendment principles, corporate media ownership, media images of women and people of color, and the powerful role of media (TV news, documentaries, new media, digital storytelling) as tools for civic engagement and positive social change. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Assessments
Lecture Notes
Readings
Syllabi
Collection:
Tufts University OpenCourseWare
Provider:
School of Arts & Sciences
Author:
Roberta Oster Sachs
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The Boycott, Then and Now

The Boycott, Then and Now

The boycott is one of the most powerful, time-tested tactics that social ... (more)

The boycott is one of the most powerful, time-tested tactics that social movements have at their disposal. History offers many examples of people joining together to exercise their power as consumers in support of movements for social justice, civil rights, and workers' rights. By calling for people to not spend their money on a target good or service, boycotts can aid these movements by drawing on a wider base of supporters who would otherwise be unable to participate. This lesson examines the historical development of the boycott as a tactic - with examples of its use by both progressives and conservatives - and looks at some recent boycotts that are related to hot-button political issues. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Teachable Moment
Provider:
Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility
Author:
Mark Engler
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Literature as a Catalyst for Social Action: Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges

Literature as a Catalyst for Social Action: Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges

Students are invited to confront and discuss issues of injustice and intolerance ... (more)

Students are invited to confront and discuss issues of injustice and intolerance in response to reading a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
ReadWriteThink
Provider:
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
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Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
George Kocur
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