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: