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
Introducing students to the concepts of apathy, empathy and sympathy, the Mini We Day lesson packages encourage students to recognize and value multiple perspectives. The ability to not just sympathize but empathize with peers in their community and around the world will bring the end to apathy. Use in class leading up to We Day events or at any point during the school-year. American and United Kingdom versions available in the Library of Resources.
A lot has changed since Michael Douglas’ character Gordon Gekko memorably proclaimed that “greed, for lack of a better word, is good” in the 1987 movie Wall Street, summing up the excess of the 1980s. A desire to give and share your time and skills has replaced the “me first” motto of the past. While money will always play a major role in our lives, with some smart decisions, we can learn to make it work for us while it helps change the world. The We Create Change lessons inform, engage and empower students through money-based conversations, socially responsible investment strategies and identity protection investigations.
Mini We Day CA Elementary lesson package
Mini We Day CA Secondary lesson package
We Create Change US Elementary/Middle School lesson package
We Create Change US High School lesson package
Library of resources
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