Planning to Change the World 2010-2011

Posted by on August 02, 2010

Greetings Educator,

We hope you enjoyed Planning to Change the World 2009-2010. The 2010-2011 is now available for pre-order for a discount price. It’s packed with all new anniversaries and birthdays as well as lots of new resources, quotes and essential questions. This year we have an exciting new partnership with Rethinking Schools, which is supporting distribution of the book.

If you enjoyed Planning to Change the World, you can help spread the word by forwarding this email widely and downloading this flier to share with other educators.

Teachers talk about why they love Planning to Change the World!

Click to see teachers explain what they love about the plan book and how they use it in the classroom

What leading educators have said about Planning to Change the World

An imaginative and innovative idea in the field of education…I hope it will be widely adopted.
—Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States

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.
—Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Assistant Professor at San Francisco State University and high school teacher

Are you planning to change the world Before you change it, take a look at Planning to Change the World. It might be just the help you were looking for.
—Bob Moses, founder of the Algebra Project

Read more praise from educators such as Lisa Delpit, Pedro Noguera and Linda Christensen as well as classroom teachers.

So what exactly is a social justice lesson plan book?

Planning to Change the World 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. It 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 and thought-provoking essential questions to share with students
* and much more!

The 10-Year Rule (or why is it that the dates are different each year)

There are so many events and people that could be featured in a planner like this, we had to find a way to narrow the possibilities. So we established the 10 year rule, which generally means that (with a few exceptions) anniversaries/birthdays must fall on a 10 year mark to be included (e.g., the 10th anniversary/birthday, the 20th, 40th, 80th, 120th etc.). That means each calendar has a different set of dates so you and your students can learn new information each year.

Take a sneak peak at some of the dates from the 2010-2011 plan book

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