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ISSUE 37 - Technology
- Using the Technology Issue of The Change Agent to Teach to the College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards
- Weebly Comes to Connecticut: How to Use Technology as an Instructional Tool by Aileen Halloran
- Building Classrooms Without Walls by Dylan Emerick-Brown
- TV411 What's Cooking? A Taste of Science for Adult Learners by Lora Myers
ISSUE 36 - Good Jobs, Not Just Any Jobs
- Using the Good Jobs Issue of The Change Agent to Teach to the College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards
- Resources - Yssa Santos
- Should My Fingers Have to be Faster Than My Mind? by Oswaldo Rodriguez
ISSUE 35 - Tales of Resilience (click here for a single pdf of all Issue 35 extras)
- My Mom Always Stands by Me by Miguel Morales
- Positive People Mature after Their Bad Choices by Isaac D. Howard
- Through Two Big Earthquakes by Maki Aida
- Women are the Bckbone of the Somali Community by M. J. Farah
- We Are Change by Lisa Gimbel
- Strategies for Supporting Students by Alice Nelson
- Writing with Resilience by Patricia Hembrough
ISSUE 34 - What's Age Got To Do With It?
ISSUE 33 - Peaceful Tomorrows
- The Ripple Effect - by Abigail Ellman
- 9/11 and the Aftermath by the Numbers - and Hillary Gardner and Cynthia Peters
- ESL Writing Lesson: Using Writing to Help Make Sense of
- by Elizabeth Gonzalez
- Using "Steps on a Journey from Grief to Forgiveness" in the Classroom - by Cynthia Peters and Carey Reid
A Family Member of a 9/11 Victim Writes about Rule of Law:
- Rule of Law: A Peaceful Tomorrows Program - Valerie Lucznikowska
An Adult Learner Remembers Confronting her Fears as a 14-Year-Old on 9/11:
- Trying to Understand - Olivia Melendez
More Stories about Ordinary Heroes
- Planting a Good, Kind Seed - by Tsai Feng Tsai
- Never give up! A Hero is Someone Who Keeps Trying to Improve Life for Everyone - by Anyeline Padilla
ISSUE 32 - Staying Safe In A Toxic World
- Water Is Precious - by Luis Costa
An excellent 325-word article by ABE Student Luis Costa, exploring problems and solutions regarding water scarcity. Includes engaging images, "Fast Facts about Bottled Water," and discussion questions.
- Get It For Free With Freecycle - by Nuria Jaumot-Pascual
This short article describes one woman's experience with Freecycle -- the new worldwide movement to give away and get stuff for free. Engaging images, mountain metaphors, and a matching activity to help students think about what a ton looks like make this a rich piece to bring into the classroom.
- Who Works For You?
What if you want to fight toxins in your neighborhood? This chart tells you whom to approach -- on a local, state or national level.
ISSUE 31 - Fashion: The Power, The Peril, and The Passion
- Calculating a Living Wage
Use this answer guide in conjunction with "Calculating a Living Wage for Bangladeshi Workers" on p. 35.
- Exploring the Hidden Cost of Cheap
Use this answer guide in conjunction with "Exploring the Hidden Cost of Cheap" on p. 29
- Transforming Your Self-Image Through Body Art - by Lenore Balliro
Read this in conjunction with "Body Art = Beauty?" and "Clothes Are Like Birds" on pp. 8-9
- A Selection of Multimedia Fashion Resources - Leah Peterson
- English Classes in a Clothing Factory / We Make Brooks Brothers Suits / Identifying Verbs and Practicing Pronouns - by Pam Pietrowski and Paula Tavers
Use this in conjunction with "Timeless Fashion: Made in America" on pp. 38-39
ISSUE 30 - Coming Home From War
- For Teachers — Some Notes about Working with Refugees in the Classroom
- by Lenore Balliro
(Read this in conjunction with “Listening to Refugees’ Stories” by Heather Lash on pp. 46-49 of the “Coming Home from War” issue of The Change Agent)
ISSUE 29 - The Economy
- Lining Up CEOs - by Charles Brover, Denise Deagan, and Solange Farina, Math Exchange Group
- Writing Poems about Economic Recovery - by Lynn McGee
- Who is Really Being Bailed Out? - by John A. Sercu
ISSUE 28 - Health: The Big Picture
- Katrina Fatigue: The Battle for Emotional Health in New Orleans - by Adrian McGrath
- Homeopathy Eased My Father’s Pain - by Gladys Clymer
- Staying Healthy During Hard Financial Times - by Sokol Banaj
- Dreading the Cost of Getting Hurt - by Amber Demaray
- The Advantages of “ESOLcise” or How I Learned to Make Learning Active (Literally) in Every Class - by Hillary Gardner
- How to Find Online Health Information that You Can Understand and Trust - by Julie McKinney
ISSUE 27 - Making Sense of Climate Change
- What’s On Your Dinner Plate? - An activity to explore what’s in your food
and where It comes from.
- Ten Commandments to Save the Planet - by Evo Morales
- Global Environment: Considering U.S. Policy Options - Adapted by Jill Siegel.
ISSUE 26 - Democracy in Action
- NEW AND TIMELY 12-PAGE SPECIAL MINI-MAGAZINE! It's complete with articles, lessons, interesting facts and statistics, and discussion questions about the midterm elections.
- This lesson plan, written by Silja Kallenbach, incorporates multiple intelligences. It supplements “First You Have to Believe in Yourself,” by Deeqo Jibril (pp. 5-7).
- “Emma Goldman’s Perspective on Women’s Right to Vote” includes additional discussion questions and could be read in conjunction with “What Were They Thinking?” on p. 32.
- “History of Voting Rights: Drawing, Role-Playing, Debating” by Diana Satin supplements pp. 30-32.
- “History of Voting Rights Activity,” developed by the Community Leaders Program at the Literacy Project in Greenfield, MA, gets people up and moving around as they learn more about who had the right to vote at what point in history. Supplements pp. 30-32.
- “The Right to Vote in the United States” is a timeline for students that charts the changes in voting rights over time in the U.S. (Also included: a version of the timeline with facilitator’s notes.) This timeline accompanies the “History of Voting Rights Activity” (listed above), developed by the Community Leaders Program at the Literacy Project in Greenfield, MA. Supplements pp. 30-32.
- “Keep the Voting Age 18” by Chris Demers supplements “Why We Should Lower the Voting Age” by Seth Anthony on p. 33.
- Related to “Election Reform” on p. 42, this short piece by Cara Anaam (called “The Debate over Voter Identification”) covers the recent Supreme Court debate about whether Indiana’s practice of requiring voter identification should stand.
- “Methods of Taxation, Tax Breaks, and Their Effects on Services” by Diana Satin is an in-depth lesson plan that supplements pp 10 and 54.
- These Teacher Notes accompany “A Simulated Town Meeting: An Experience in Democracy” by Pat Nelson on p. 72.
- Explore the meaning of democracy by using this lesson plan, “Elections in Different Countries” by Diana Satin.
ISSUE 24 - Caring for Our Children
ISSUE 23 - Immigration: the Current Debate