An innovative, project-based curriculum for middle school and high school, Rock Your World inspires students to ask bold questions about the challenges they see in their neighborhoods, communities, and the world around them, and then engages them in the development of advocacy campaigns designed to overcome those challenges. The program presents a variety of research techniques designed to help students become aware of and informed about an issue of their choice. Students study tactics and techniques employed by successful campaigns and then create and pitch their own advocacy campaigns by making films, writing persuasive pieces, or composing songs. Flexible and fully aligned with Common Core State Standards, Rock Your World offers more than 70 lessons from which teachers can choose, depending on their instructional goals and students’ interests and needs. Sponsored by the Creative Visions’ Foundation, Rock Your World is free and available for download from its website.
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in December.
Created and produced by the National Constitution Center, Constitution Hall Pass features the museum’s education staff, distinguished scholars, and even some well-known faces who bring the story of America’s democracy to life. Through this freevideoseries, students will explore America’s civic holidays and constitutional history.
The Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation is offering a $1,000 first prize and a $500 second prize to high school students in the United States who are judged to have written the best answers to a question on American civil liberties and human rights.