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.
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From Mason jar drinking vessels to thrift shop clothing shopping, sustainable lifestyle choices are becoming more mainstream. Help your students find the role they play in the global sustainability movement by guiding them through the lessons found in the Act Today for a Bright Future lesson package. The lessons introduce students to the issue of sustainability, help them understand specific matters of sustainability by examining them from a new perspective and challenge them to live more sustainably every day.
On April 16, we’re asking you and your students to go silent for the millions of children around the world facing poverty, exploitation and the denial of their right to education. Ensure they know significance of their silence with the We Are Silent lesson packages. Each lesson strategically builds on the next, providing students with a strong knowledge base of children’s rights and child labour.
Act Today for a Bright Future US Elementary/Middle School lesson package
Act Today for a Bright Future US High School lesson package
We Are Silent CA Elementary lesson package
We Are Silent CA 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