ICNC High School Curriculum Fellowship
The International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC) is launching its first ever grant program for high school educators from around the world to support development and implementation of the civil resistance education for high school students in 2017 and beyond.
The application deadline: October 9, 2016.
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The support grant is in the amount of $1,000 each and will be offered for up to 8 motivated educators who will embark on the task of developing and teaching a curriculum on nonviolent civil resistance to high school students in either spring, summer or fall semester of 2017.
What is Expected from a Fellow
Selected fellows will integrate at least six, 45-minute long curriculum units on civil resistance into one of their existing social science courses or create a self-standing seminar on civil resistance as part of the high school senior/junior curriculum or will set up an after-school seminar.
Why to Teach Civil Resistance in High School
Civil resistance education is emerging as an important element of the college-level educational experience, with a growing number of courses on civil resistance offered at various universities, including in the areas of conflict, peace and security studies, political science, international relations and sociology. As an interdisciplinary topic, civil resistance intersects various academic disciplines: politics, history, sociology, social-psychology, international relations.
A specialized course on civil resistance for high school students can offer them knowledge and skills that are relevant to future advanced studies in broadly understood social sciences.
At the same time, high school students who may be interested in careers in foreign policy, government, community organizing, or civil society organizations can find a course on civil resistance to be a career-oriented learning opportunity. As nonviolent civil resistance movements increasingly shape international affairs and domestic politics in countries around the world, government and civic actors, as well as journalists, are increasingly likely to encounter this phenomenon in their work. In such cases, knowledge about civil resistance movements can constitute an additional career advantage.