August 30, 2011 0 comments

This NOVEMBER 19th is the ELEVENTH Annual Chicago-Area Teaching for Social Justice Curriculum Fair!

Our theme for this year's fair: Defend and Transform Public Education!

Come help plan one of the biggest Chicago-area popular education events of the year!
Saturday, Sept 10
UIC College of Education
1040 W. Harrison
3rd Floor "Commons" Room (big room on 3rd floor)
ALL are welcome!

1:00    Meet and intros
1:15    Brief report-back on recent TSJ trip to study Cuba's education system
2:00    Curriculum Fair planning-Committees, Media, Art, Workshop planning, etc.

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Planning to Change the World: A Plan Book for Social Justice Teachers 2011-2012

August 17, 2011 0 comments

2011-2012 coverEdited by Tara Mack and Bree Picower

Order online from Rethinking Schools for the discount price of $15 each for the hard copy ($14 each for bulk orders of 10 or more) plus shipping and handling, or $9.50 for a downloadable pdf.

Planning to Change the World: A Plan Book for Social Justice Teachers 2011-2012 is a plan book for educators who believe their students can and will change the world. It is designed to help teachers translate their vision of a just education into concrete classroom activities. 

The newest edition has all the things you would expect in a lesson plan book plus:
  • Weekly planning pages packed with important social justice birthdays and historical events
  • References to online lesson plans and resources related to those dates
  • Tips from social justice teachers across the country
  • Inspirational quotes to share with students
  • Thought-provoking essential questions to spark classroom discussions on critical issues
  • Reproducible social justice awards for students
  • and much more
The 2011-2012 edition is the fourth in the Planning to Change the World series. Click here to view sample pages. This year's calendar features all new historical anniversaries and birthdays. How is it that Planning to Change the World has new events and birthdays each year? Learn more about the 10 Year Rule and get a sneak peak at some sample dates from the 2011-2012 calendar.
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