Now accepting pre-orders! The plan book will ship early August.
This is a plan book for school-based, home-based, and community-based educators who believe that young people can, will, and already do change the world. It is designed to help educators translate their vision of a just education into concrete activities.
This year’s calendar features all new historical anniversaries and birthdays. 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 activities, resources, and lesson plans related to those dates
- Tips from social justice educators across the country
- Inspirational quotes to share with young people
- Thought-provoking essential questions to spark discussion on critical issues
- Reproducible social justice awards
- and much more
Planning to Change the World is created by the Education for Liberation Network with the support of Rethinking Schools. All proceeds from the sale of the plan book support the work of these two organizations.
“Teaching is hard work, and teaching with a social justice perspective is even harder. This book, with its wisdom, inspiration, and resources, could not have come at a better time! Every teacher — novice, veteran, and in-between — will love Planning to Change the World. This is one that should be in every teacher’s backpack.”
— Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
“…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 (1922-2010), 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
“It has never been more important for our classrooms to be in conversation with the world around us. Planning to Change the World is an incredible resource that gives teachers and students a set of tools with which to develop the critical consciousness necessary to interrogate the world as it is, and to imagine the possibilities of a better one.”
— Clint Smith, writer, scholar, and author of Counting Descent