A Powerful Free Resource for Teachers and Professors
Dream of a Nation reaches across political party lines and religious beliefs and focuses on what we have in common, what is possible.It is comprised of a book and an initiative, with special focus on providing educators with hands-on, standards based, spot on lesson modules. Essays, video clips, and guides are designed to flip the switch from toe-dipper to full-on, change-the-world citizens.
The book’s 12 chapters explores contemporary problems, new ideas, and successful models. Its stellar collection of essays and illustrations are authored by more than 60 individuals and organizations, such as YES! Magazine, Veterans for Peace, and Green for All.
Dream of a Nation is proud to create and offer an array of free, downloadable materials for educators, including:
You may download the book in its entirety or individual chapters here
The book and all curriculum materials align with Common Core Standards, National Council for the Social Studies Curriculum Standards, as well as standards requirements as described by state education agencies. Visit standards alignment here
Educators :: Home page for entire collection of free, downloadable curriculum resources.
Secondary Education Portal :: Access to all downloads, forums, blogs, and action center.
Higher Education Portal :: Access to downloads, forums, blogs, and action center.
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With over 400 pages of material that makes complex issues graspable, Dream of a Nation is a tool that will inform and engage. Download whole chapters or individual essays below:
Toward a Living Democracy
Redefining Security for Strong Communities and a Safer World
Getting Money Out of Politics: Putting the Public First
Citizens Strengthening Democracy
Innovation in Government
Bridging the Political Divide
Seeing Education in a New Light
Fair School Funding and Equal Opportunities
Educating for a Sustainable Future
A School and Community Strategy for the 21st Century
Making Education Work for All Students
Transforming Urban Injustice into Beauty and Empowerment
Creating Food Security, Improving Health, Creating Community
The Next Generation of Family Farming
Supporting a Green Future in Native American Communities
Envisioning an Inclusive World
Immigrants in America: Common Values, Common Dreams
Reforming Prisons, Saving Billions, Creating Opportunity