The 17-minute National School Walkout March 14 in protest of gun violence is coming up, and is just one example of enthusiasm among high school students who want to organize for change.
How can teachers respond to this kind of student organizing?
The organization “Youth In Front” has some answers.
On their teachers page, you can find helpful answers to these questions (and others):
Can I get in trouble for supporting students?
How can teachers be allies?
They also share this lesson plan: Lesson plan: How does progress happen in a democracy?
The New York Times Learning Network has also just published an excellent series of lessons titled The Power to Change the World: A Teaching Unit on Student Activism in History and Today.
In addition, you might find the following “Best” lists helpful:
The Best Resources Sharing The History Of Teens Organizing For Justice
The Best Posts & Articles On Building Influence & Creating Change
The Best Sites For Learning About Protests In History
The Best Websites For Learning About Civic Participation & Citizenship
The Best Articles & Videos Showing How Parkland’s Teens Are Responding To Tragedy
The Best Resources On Student Agency & How To Encourage It
The Best Resources About “Culturally Responsive Teaching” & “Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy”
The Best Teacher Resource Sites For Social Justice Issues
The Best Resources For Learning About The National Student Walkout On March 14th
The Best Resources For Learning About “The March For Our Lives”