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Band of Brothers
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Natural disasters require communities to work together. Students will: come up with a definition of community and discuss the different the communities they are a part of; talk about a time they have helped someone in their community and why; watch a video clip of a group of young boys helping their community in Japan in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami; discuss what it feels like to help people and how it feels to receive help; discuss a time the students worked together to achieve a goal; come up with ideas of how to help people who are affected by natural disasters.

Subject:
Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility
Provider Set:
Teachable Moment
Author:
Marieke van Woerkom
Date Added:
06/28/2012
The Boycott, Then and Now
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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.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility
Provider Set:
Teachable Moment
Author:
Mark Engler
Date Added:
06/28/2012
Building Democracy for All:  Interactive Explorations of Government and Civic Life
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Building Democracy for All is an interactive, multimodal, multicultural, open access eBook for teaching and learning key topics in United States Government and Civic Life. Open access means these materials are “digital, online, and free of charge.” This book is available online to anyone with an internet connection. The eBook can also be viewed and printed as a PDF file.

Designed as a core or supplementary resource for middle and high school teachers and students, this eBook offers instructional ideas, information, interactive resources, primary documents, and multicultural and multimodal learning materials for interest-building explorations of United States government as well as students’ roles as citizens in a democratic society. It focuses on the importance of community engagement and social responsibility as understood and acted upon by middle and high school students—core themes in the 2018 Massachusetts 8th Grade Curriculum Framework and many other state curriculum standards around the country.

Building Democracy for All is being developed by a collaborative writing team of higher education faculty, public school teachers, educational librarians, and college students who are preparing to become history and social studies teachers. The primary editors and curators are from the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Education. Contributors are from school districts in the Connecticut River valley region of western Massachusetts (Amherst, Gateway, Westfield, Hampshire Regional, and Springfield). As an open resource, the book is being revised constantly by the members of the writing team to ensure timely inclusion of online resources and information.

Subject:
U.S. History
Political Science
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Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Module
Primary Source
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Robert W. Maloy
Torrey Trust
Date Added:
03/30/2020
Collaborative Consultation and Larger Systems, Fall 2007
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How do individuals and families interface with larger systems, and how do therapists intervene collaboratively? How do larger systems structure the lives of individuals and families? Relationally-trained practitioners are attempting to answer these questions through collaborative and interdisciplinary, team-focused projects in mental health, education, the law, and business, among other fields. Similarly, scholars and researchers are developing specific culturally responsive models: outreach family therapy, collaborative health care, multi-systemic school interventions, social-justice-oriented and spiritual approaches, organizational coaching, and consulting, among others. This course explores these developments and aims at developing a clinical and consulting knowledge that contributes to families, organizations, and communities within a collaborative and social-justice-oriented vision.

Subject:
Management
Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Syllabus
Provider:
UMass Boston
Provider Set:
UMass Boston OpenCourseWare
Author:
Ed.D
Gonzalo Bacigalupe
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Crit Lit for Kids: From Critical Consciousness to Service Learning
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Students take their ideas from the classroom page to the community pavement when they participate in a service-learning project based on their multimedia presentations.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
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ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
08/23/2013
DataDive
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The A2DataDive assembled representatives from nonprofit organizations, U-M statistics and data sciences departments, and members of the community to collectively address the data analysis and visualization needs for area nonprofits and local organizations. Open.Michigan was one of the organizers of the A2DataDive, and worked with two School of Information graduate students to scope and implement the event. After identifying two organizations who had data needs:ŰÖFocus HopeŰÖand theŰÖAfrican Health OER Network, this joint community/university datadive took place over a weekend in February 2012 in North Quads space 2435, an adaptable space especially suited to collaborative, participatory work. The A2DataDive was a successful proof-of-concept for a joint collaboration between an academic institution and local organizations and businesses, and demonstrated that sharing skills and expertise to address a need is also a great way to help others.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Michigan
Provider Set:
Open.Michigan
Author:
Open.Michigan
Date Added:
04/11/2012
Exploring Author's Voice Using Jane Addams Award-Winning Books
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History has many faces in this lesson in which students read Jane Addams Award-winning books to learn about peace, social justice, world community, and equality.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
08/23/2013
Fast Food Forward
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A one-day strike by fast food workers in New York City is a teachable moment for students on the fast food industry and worker organizing. This lesson includes a brainstorm, small-group readings and discussion, and an opinion continuum activity to get students thinking about these issues.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility
Provider Set:
Teachable Moment
Author:
Laura McClure
Date Added:
12/13/2012
Global Nomads Group: Science and Technology Curriculum (Year-Long Program)
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Road to Doha explores critical environmental issues through addressing the driving question “How do we, as youth, impact climate change in our communities?”

Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Student Guide
Author:
Global Nomads Group (GNG)
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Handbook on Family and Community Engagement
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Public Domain
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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.

Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
U.S. Department of Education
Provider Set:
Academic Development Institute
Author:
Sam Redding, Marilyn Murphy, Pam Sheley, Editors
Date Added:
09/01/2011
Here's My Dollar
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Angel Arrellano, a nine-year-old girl from Fresno, CA. spearheaded a campaign to raise money to be donated to the local zoo. Her enthusiasm and altruism generated an overwhelming response from the Fresno community and beyond, which allowed for much needed upkeep and improvements for the zoo and its animals.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Los Angeles District
Author:
Gary Soto
Date Added:
09/01/2013
Language & Civil Society: Civic Education
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The volume is designed specifically for language teachers who are turning toward content-based instruction to promote content learning and language learning in their classes. Through the exploration of topics related to civic education, language teachers can help their students master English and simultaneously become more knowledgeable citizens of the world. The combination of improved language skills and increased knowledge can enhance students' studies, work, and ability to become more active and conscientious participants in their communities.

Subject:
World Cultures
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Author:
Fredricka L. Stoller, Ph.D.
Date Added:
06/12/2012
Mass Drug Administration -  Community Engagement for Malaria Mass Drug Administration (07:06)
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In this presentation, we will discuss the Malaria Elimination Project, and why community engagement is so important for this project. Specifically, we will focus on the three major components of community acceptance, which is understanding the human behavior, the geography and the social structure of the people living in the given community.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Copenhagen
Provider Set:
Mass Drug Administration
Author:
Anthropologist and Demographer Daniel Parker
Date Added:
01/07/2016
MyTube: Changing the World With Video Public Service Announcements
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This assignment will go viral with students as they think about the meanings of words and images in public service announcements from YouTube before creating a PSA of their own.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Unit of Study
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
08/29/2013
National Partnership for Family, School and Community Partnerships
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When schools and families work together to support learning everyone benefits. Students do better in school and in life, parents become empowered, teacher morale improves, school get better, communities grow stronger.

Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Johns Hopkins University
Provider Set:
National Network of Partnership Schools
Date Added:
02/10/2014
Not in Our Town Northern California: When Hate Happens Here
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Not in Our Town Northern California: When Hate Happens Here looks at five communities that are dealing with hate violence. The film’s four segments focus on hate crimes that took place in these five communities between 1999 and 2004. Taken together, the stories reveal that whether the crimes are motivated by racism, anti-Semitism, or gender or sexual orientation, hate is the same. From Sacramento to the center of San Francisco, from the shadow of Mount Shasta to the suburbs of Silicon Valley, community leaders and ordinary citizens have found new and innovative ways to move beyond controversy and differences to create safe communities for all residents. After a transgender teen is killed by local youth in the Silicon Valley suburb of Newark, high school students, residents and civic leaders respond, and in so doing, they struggle with how tod eal with a brutal and preventable crime. The Sacramento community mobilizes after the worst anti-Semitic attacks in the capital’s history. Redding citizens find new strength in diversity after a prominent gay couple is murdered. When a cross is burned on an African American family’s lawn in the Shasta County town of Anderson, the town’s residents join forces to make their values clear. And the San Francisco Public Library turns the mutilation of gay-themed books into an opportunity for creative community action.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
KQED Education
Provider Set:
KQED Education Network
Date Added:
07/11/2006
Our Doors Are Open - Welcoming People with Disabilities  at Places of Worship
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About 15% of the world’s population lives with some form of disability.  Many are not having their needs met because of barriers to participation in rituals, worship and faith community activities at their places of worship. To truly empower people with disabilities to become agents of positive change in their local communities, we recognize that everyone has a role to play. Our Doors Are Open seminar helps all faith communities to understand how to open their mind, hearts, and doors to people with all kinds of abilities. Traditionally, faith communities position people with disabilities as recipients of care and not as givers. Most faith communities do not have proper representation of people with disabilities throughout their activities despite a desire to be open and inclusive. This disparity is often the result of lack of understanding of how to think about disability differently. In this seminar, students will learn the social model of disability, which positions disability as a function of exclusively designed environments rather than a lack of ability. Our Doors Are Open Seminar will guide students on how to see their activities and situations through an inclusive lens as well as how to take actions to improve inclusion and achieve the welcoming goals of congregations.

Subject:
Religious Studies
Material Type:
Module
Author:
David Pereyra
Vera Roberts
Date Added:
07/24/2019
The Protestor: Time Magazine's 2011 Person of the Year
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Lesson Objectives: To help students understand why Time magazine chose The Protester as their 2011 Person of the Year. To help students understand how and why the worldwide protests took place during 2011, and their interconnectedness and distinctiveness. To help students understand the role of social media in the protests. To help students reflect on who "has done the most to influence the events of the year". To help students reflect on the meaning of democracy.

Subject:
Political Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility
Provider Set:
Teachable Moment
Author:
Jinnie Spiegler
Date Added:
12/12/2011
Saving The Sand Dunes
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This nonfiction text discusses how a fourth grade class at Union Avenue School worked hard to protect the New Jersey shoreline by planting recycled Christmas trees in the sand. The trees prevent high tides from flooding sand dunes, which serve as animal habitats and also protect peoples homes.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Atlanta District
Date Added:
09/01/2013