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
Changing the world? It’s a piece of cake. Raise awareness in your school with lessons that look beyond the store shelves and asks students to map out the field to shelf journey of chocolate. Students can spread the word and apply their knowledge by holding a We Bake For Change bake sale that will further their impact as world changes by raising funds to support Free The Children’s Adopt a Village communities overseas.
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: Local Issues secondary lesson package does just that. Students will learn ways they can help others in their community in a meaningful way. With these lessons students will discover ways to utilize their unique skills and their personal involvement to help make a difference.
Bullying has a profound social, academic and emotional impact on everyone involved, including the victims, bystanders and bullies themselves. By raising awareness for bullying prevention in your school, and nurturing a culture of kindness, respect and inclusivity, your school will be a safer place for children to learn and grow. It Starts With You consists of six activities designed to give students an insight on what bullying is, what it looks like, and what they can do to prevent it.
We Bake for Change Elementary lesson package
We Bake for Change Secondary lesson package
Give Where You Live: Local Issues lesson package
It Starts With You educational resource
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