Free The Children offers core educational resources that give students a comprehensive, critical understanding of local and global issues. Our curriculum starts in the classroom but reaches far beyond. Check out our range of materials, designed to help engage your students and take their understanding of world issues to the next level while covering curriculum touchstones.
Featured lesson plans
Many of us want to give back, to help others in a meaningful way, but we don’t always know how. The Give where you live lesson packages featured here delve into the growing world of philanthropy and corporate social responsibility. Secondary students will learn ways they can help others in a meaningful way and understand the importance of ethically sourced products and materials. With these lessons students will discover ways to utilize their unique skills and their personal involvement to help make a difference..
Food security isn’t only an international issue but an issue that affects many in our local communities. Every Halloween night, youth around the world take action to fight local hunger and poverty by collecting non-perishables that are donated to local food banks. We Scare Hunger, formerly known as Halloween for Hunger, is a campaign designed by Professor Jonathan White when he was a university student. The lesson package is designed to engage students with the issues so that they can become knowledgeable advocates for change.
Philanthropy Secondary lesson package
Corporate Social Responsibility Secondary lesson package
We Scare Hunger Elementary lesson package
We Scare Hunger Secondary lesson package
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Browse our library of resources to find issue based lesson plans. Campaign lesson packages, speaking tour lesson packages and more. The library is searchable by grade, class subject, topic, country and language to make finding the perfect lesson for your class that much easier.Search our library
Global Voices is a weekly social issue based column written by Craig and Marc Kielburger with accompanying elementary and secondary resources. This unique educational program allows educators the opportunity to bring current local and global social issues into the classroom. The resources are developed to introduce topical and sometimes difficult issues through discussion questions, mapping exercises and issue-based activities. Sign up to receive the column and resources in your inbox every Monday during the school year.Sign up Learn more