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Planning To Change the World 2017-2018

Planning To Change the World 2017-2018

A plan book for social justice teachers

Edited By Gretchen Brion-Meisels, Thomas Nikundiwe, Carla Shalaby

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This 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 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 was created 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

“To create a more just and equitable world we need new ways of engaging and working together; new ways to name and interrupt systemic oppression. To support this work we need new tools that are as practical as they are thoughtful. This social justice planner is one of those tools!”
Tony Smith, Superintendent, Oakland Unified School District

“…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

Spiral Bound:
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Planning To Change the World 2017-2018

ISBN: 9780942961850

Forthcoming: 06/30/2017

Spiral Bound:
$18.00