Are you looking for an engaging program and curriculum to help you meet the middle school civics mandate? Youthquake is a civic engagement program that creates a respectful space for dialogue and action on important but politically controversial topics. This program seeks to bring youth together to communicate across their differences and move forward in collaboration through civic and political action.
The curriculum, which consists of 5 modules (20-25 hours), is aligned to ISBE Middle School Civics standards to meet middle schools’ semester of civics requirement. Youthquake is looking for 8-10 middle school social studies or civics teachers to participate in the middle school field test of the curriculum by using it in their classrooms and providing feedback on their experience to help us improve. We will provide $500 stipends to teachers upon successful completion of the program. Youthquake has been piloted with high schools in Chicago and Hanover (NH). If you’re interested in being part of our field test, learning more, or have any questions, please contact Rachna Shah at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-536-9842.