Resources We Recommend

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At Reach And Teach we encounter so many wonderful organizations, people, web sites, and more that we want to make sure the world knows about.

The following are resources we recommend you check out. Please contact us if you have your own recommendations.

  • Tolerance.org (A place to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools - tons of lesson plans, activities, and free teacher resources)
  • What Kids Can Do - Based in Providence, R.I., What Kids Can Do (WKCD) is a national nonprofit founded in 2001 by an educator and a journalist with more than 60 years combined experience supporting adolescent learning in and out of school. Using digital, print, and broadcast media, WKCD presses before the broadest audience possible a dual message: the power of what young people can accomplish when given the opportunities and supports they need and what they can contribute when we take their voices and ideas seriously. The youth who concern WKCD most are those marginalized by poverty, race, and language, ages 12 to 22.
  • EdChange - is a team of passionate, experienced, established, educators dedicated to equity, diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice. With this shared vision, we have joined to collaborate in order to develop resources, workshops, and projects that contribute to progressive change change in ourselves, our schools, and our society.
  • New Learning Culture - Educational Consulting for a Harmonious Lifestyle provides parenting classes, consulting and workshops for educators, parents and home-schooling families, Pre/K-8:
    • Information and practical tools for child-centered education
    • Enrichment for traditional schools, Montessori and Waldorf schools
    • Hands-on learning for all subjects of the curriculum
    • Self-directed learning techniques from Montessori, Wild, Froebel, Freinet, Waldorf and Reggio Emilia education.
  • Voices of Witness - offers a book series that empowers those most closely affected by contemporary social injustice. Using oral history as a foundation, the series depicts human rights crises around the world through the stories of the men and women who experience them. Voice of Witness books provide a reality-based understanding of ongoing injustices in the United States and around the world. They have been taught in colleges and schools throughout the world, and have been adopted as key resources by national advocacy groups and their member affiliates, including the ENOUGH project, STAND and the Save Darfur Coalition.
  • Kay E. Vandergrift's Literature for Children and Young Adults - An incredible wealth of resources put together and maintained by someone who obviously loves literature. If you're researching something on a particular subject that has to do with children/YA literature, this is a good place to start your hunt.
  • Common Action - envisions all people everywhere living engaged lives, including children, youth, and adults.
  • National Peace Academy - Incredible films, teacher guides, and resources on peacemaking through story-telling.
  • Teaching A People's History: Zinn Education Project (The Zinn Education Project promotes and supports the use of Howard Zinn's best-selling book A People's History of the United States and other materials for teaching a people's history in middle and high school classrooms across the country. The Zinn Education Project is coordinated by two non-profit organizations, Rethinking Schools and Teaching for Change.)
  • Disability Social History Project - The Disability History Project is a community history project and we welcome your participation. This is an opportunity for disabled people to reclaim our history and determine how we want to define ourselves and our struggles. People with disabilities have an exciting and rich history that should be shared with the world.
  • NY Times Learning Network - Sign up for a weekly email with cross-curricular resources from the New York Times.
  • Earth Preservers - Wide-ranging environmental news and information site on the Internet, combining a monthly educational newsletter for kids with continuously-updated reports that find the green in everything - from science and technology to fashion and design; from crime and the law to music and art; from jobs and business to sports and celebrities. Earth Preservers has something for everyone, including short films and documentaries; interactive quizzes; free online classroom resources; videos of inspirational eco-kids in action, thought-provoking poll questions about the way we live, and more.
  • Green Teacher - A magazine that helps youth educators enhance environmental and global education inside and outside of schools.
  • Learning to Give (Developer of lessons and resources that teach giving and volunteerism, civic engagement, and character, through service learning.
  • Sarah Hoffman's Recommended Reading list for gender identity and LGBT families, but sensory processing disorder, race, diversity and nonconformists of all sorts, and, of course-and sadly-bullying.
  • Shaping Youth - Resources about media and marketing's influence on kids
  • PBS for Teachers (Multimedia resources, lesson plans & Professional Development for America's PreK-12 educators.)
  • iCivics.org (A web-based education project with incredible online games designed to teach students civics and inspire them to be active participants in our democracy. iCivics is the vision of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who is concerned that students are not getting the information and tools they need for civic participation, and that civics teachers need better materials and support.)
  • GamesForChange.org (Online and non-digital games that look at social issues)
  • Institute for Humane Education Resource Center (Helps create a humane, sustainable, peaceful world for all people, animals and the planet.)
  • GenerationOn.org (The youth service division of Points of Light Institute, an organization that inspires, equips and mobilizes people to take action that changes the world. Our new division focuses on igniting the power of all kids (pre-school through 12th grade) to make their mark by creating meaningful change in the world.)
  • Education for Liberation Network (A national coalition of teachers, community activists, researchers, youth and parents who believe a good education should teach people-particularly low-income youth and youth of color-how to understand and challenge the injustices their communities face.)
  • Speak Truth to Power Curriculum (from the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights)
  • Our Developing World (Dedicated to bringing the realities of the "third world" and the richness of diverse cultures to North Americans, our developing world(odw) provides teacher training and materials, and programs for community groups and classes, reality tours, a tri-annual newsletter - our developing world(odw)´s voices and a lending resource library free to local teachers.)
  • The World As It Could Be Human Rights Curriculum - Educational materials and a celebratory process for schools, particularly, though not limited to, high schools, as well as organizations working with youth to address social justice issues, that inspire youth to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and be engaged members of their local and global communities to manifest the document's words. The educational materials incorporate the creative arts as an integral part of the teaching process.
  • Fighting Poverty With Faith Action Toolkits - Everything you need to run a 2011 Food Stamp Challenge program or host a Hunger Banquet, two incredible actions that truly teach what it is like to be poor in America. Theae toolkits have a strong faith message so are appropriate for faith-based organizations, churches, temples, mosques, and synagogues.
  • Leading US Progressive Organizations Portal - The largest collection we've ever seen of progressive organiztion web site links, divided by issue / topic / subject. Awesome!
  • The Video Project - Distributes educational media and documentary programming on critical environmental, global and social issues to the widest possible audience worldwide, including colleges, schools, libraries, businesses, religious groups, government agencies and non-governmental organizations.
  • The Children's Justice Alliance - Seeks to improve outcomes for children whose parents are involved in the criminal justice system. The link goes to a list of recommended books for children who have parents/caregivers involved in the criminal justice system.
  • Hand in Hand Parenting (helping parents nurture their connection with their children. Founded in 1989 by Patty Wipfler, we are a growing team of staff, instructors, consultants and volunteers who provide information and support to parents around the globe.)



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