Throughout history, young people have been at the forefront of large social movements. From civil rights movements to anti-bullying campaigns, young people have mobilized in support of positive change in their communities. According to David Jones, CEO of One Young World, a nonprofit that provides an open platform for young people to create change, 84% of young people believe it is their duty to change the world for the better.1 

In this course, you will develop strategies for helping students identify issues they are passionate about, and how to turn that passion into activism. You’ll learn how to teach students about their relationships with their local and global communities and how they can have an active role in creating change. In addition, you’ll design projects that encourage both group work and critical thinking, and that students can use to create awareness about a variety of topics, including human rights, environmentalism, and hunger.

Using the techniques from this course, you will be able to integrate youth activism principles into your instructional plans in a way that engages students and promotes achievement.