Interested in bringing Generation Citizen
to your school or classroom?
Contact your local Program Manager to request more materials and find out more about offering this transformational experience to your students.
- Sarah Andes, New York, NY: firstname.lastname@example.org,
- Gillian Pressman, Greater Boston, MA: email@example.com
- Tom Kerr-Vanderslice, Providence, RI: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Danielle Love, Bay Area, CA: email@example.com
Hear from Felix Arroyo, Boston City Councilor about how GC Youth influenced policy in Boston
Hear from Tess, a GC student speaker at December 2012 Civics Day
What impact did the program have on your students?
“Students that often went days without speaking up now appear more willing to engage their peers in open conversation.”~ GC Teacher, December 2012
“From my experience, I can strongly recommend bringing Generation Citizen to your school. Too often we hear how schools should prepare our students for jobs in our technologically advanced world, which is, of course, important. But students are more than just future workers. We also need to empower our students to care about their community and become active citizens, so that we can create a community worth working in”. ~ GC Teacher, New York City, NY, May 2012
What was your experience having a Democracy Coach in the classroom?
“Students were much more willing to interact with individuals closer to their age and to discuss issues they might not have been willing to discuss with their regular teacher, me”~GC Teacher, December 2012
“I also love the fact that the mission of GC is evident in every encounter that a program member has with our students. Everyone has been very professional, reflective, and ready to take on various challenges. I am very satisfied with the experience that has been provided for our kids. I hope that GC continues to expand to other 8th grade classrooms, as this is a much needed program across the state. Thank you Generation Citizen for provided a necessary venue for our students to expand their horizons”. ~GC Teacher, Lynn, MA, May 2012
Read more testimonials from some of our teachers HERE
Our curriculum (adapted for grades 8-12) takes students through the process of identifying an issue that matters to them, contextualizing this in the context of history and government, designing a strategic plan, and working together as a class to take effective action. Click here to read more.
Our curriculum is also aligned with Common Core standards. To find out more, click here.
|To give your students a “taste” of analyzing grassroots change, please feel free to download these sample materials to use in your class.
Step 1- Discussing Effective forms of Change-Making. Give your students a chance to discuss the benefits and consequences of different change-making techniques. Download lesson here. Download activity materials here. Download student reference pages here.
Document Based Question, Historic Grassroots Change Makers- Irrepressible Society, (developed in partnership with the RI Historical Society) Download here.
To engage your students in this unique election time period, please refer to the following recommended resources.
Democracy Coach-created resources:
Election 2012 Discussion Starters (Nissa Nobles, NYU)
Boston-area educators: more ways to bring civic education to your classroom:
Winter 2012 Project Citizen Workshops (Project Citizen)