Choose Your Voice offers four action-packed units that comprehensively explore prejudice, stereotypes and historical oppression. Students will learn from a variety of media, lessons, activities and discussions, with opportunities to brainstorm, share and compare, participate in class discussions and create graphic organizers. In original five-minute documentary videos, narratives of historical events are described first-hand by survivors.
Written by teachers for teachers, the lessons are easy to use, thought-provoking and powerful. Minority groups such as Jews, Muslims, Sikhs and First Nations are represented in the resource to offer students a wide range of perspectives and well-rounded education on the topics presented. Students are encouraged to speak up against all injustices and not be bystanders.
Teachers register for free (always).
Choose Your Voices aligns with the New BC Curriculum including its Core Competencies. It links to curriculum requirements for grades 6, 7 and 8 in every province and territory. It meets objectives for: Social Sciences, Language Arts (English/French), Physical Education (Health unit), Religion, The Arts – Drama, Music, Visual Art, and more. It is adaptable for second-language learners and LD students, exceptional students, grades 4 and 5 and secondary Applied level. It can be used for Safe Schools Programs, anti-bullying programs, Holocaust education, character education, human rights and social justice education.
The SLC eco-social education resources have been designed to empower youth through solution-oriented approaches to the environmental and social issues facing society today. SLC is comprised of five independent, interchangeable modules that focus on developing core values for an environmentally sustainable and socially just worldview. Each module includes a lesson plan, videos, and classroom activities, as well as eight student inquiry & project-based 'Action Packs' that explore sustainability topics, providing current research links, experiential community activities and hands-on actions to develop students’ core competencies in critical and creative thinking, communication, and personal and social responsibility. Sign up for open access lesson/unit plans at: http://www.bethechangeearthalliance.org/open_access_sign_up