Two resources from the ASCD Express issue Citizens in the Making highlight ideas and resources for teachers who want to incorporate more project-based projects that will allow students to use their voices to inact change in their local communities.
Teaching for Active Citizenship: Ideas and Resources describes several active citizen projects in which students take on projects to address issues in their local communities. It features a list of education nonprofit organizations in cities around the country which support and promote these types of projects.
Citizens Are Made, Not Born: How Teachers Can Foster Democracy provides several examples of class projects, including videos, as well as tips to help teachers listen seriously to students’ voices and encourage them to take on challenging issues.
Source Organization: ASCD