Planning To Change the World 2017-2018
A plan book for social justice teachersTable of Contents
The spiral bound format has sold out!
The 2016 / 2017 planner is now available as a PDF download.
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 2017-2018 edition is the ninth in the Planning to Change the World series. 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.
Planning to Change the World is created by the Education for Liberation Network with the support of Rethinking Schools. Proceeds from the sale of the plan book support the work of these two organizations.
“Every teacher needs a plan, and teachers who view themselves as agents of change need tools to enhance their practice and maximize the impact of their work. Planning to Change the World is a practical resource that can help teachers be more than merely effective practitioners; it can serve as a guide for approaching teaching in a way that is truly transformative.”
— Pedro Noguera, author of City Schools and the American Dream
“…an imaginative and innovative idea in the field of education. It is something that teachers all over the country who have social consciences will find useful because it will give them an opportunity and a framework for putting into practice what they believe. I hope it will be widely adopted.”
— Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States
"Finally, after 18 years in the classroom, I have found a planning book that treats teaching as an art form. On virtually every page of this book, I find myself challenged and inspired to think more deeply about the importance of what I do every day in the classroom. Some of the greatest gifts we receive in our lives are the tools that help us chisel the path to freedom, justice, and equity for ourselves and our communities. Thank you for sharing this tool with me so that I might keep chipping away at that path."
— Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Assistant Professor of Raza Studies and Education Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies at San Francisco State University and high school teacher
Planning to Change the World is a plan book for teachers who believe their students can and do create meaningful social change. It is produced the Education for Liberation Network and is published in partnership with Rethinking Schools. The information and ideas featured on its pages come from teachers, college students, and activists who, like you, struggle daily to put their values into practice. As educators, our vision of teaching for liberation often gets buried under the everyday realities of teaching. Bombarded with paperwork, tests, and curriculum mandates, we feel frustrated, overwhelmed, alone.
This plan book is designed to help teachers translate their visions of a just education into concrete classroom activities. It is both a daily reminder of the importance of teaching for justice and a collection of tools to help you do just that. Planning to Change the World is packed with important social justice birthdays and historical events, words of wisdom from visionary leaders, lesson plans, resources, social justice education happenings, and more.
It also connects you to a national community of educators who are interested in social justice teaching. In this book we hear from teachers like you who care about their students, respect them, and think that young people can, will and already do change the world—teachers who believe it is their job to create classrooms in the image of the world we want. This plan book was created to make that job just a little easier by helping you turn your daily lesson planning into strategies for teaching toward democracy, justice, freedom, and peace.
In this special tenth edition, we also include a new feature on (At Least) Ten Things Educators Can Do to End the Prison Industrial Complex. Keenly aware of the acute need to disrupt policies and practices that cage human beings, we humbly offer a concrete vision of the kind of teacher activism required for these times and all times.
Planning To Change the World 2017-2018
Publication date: 08/24/2017