American Federation of Teachers

We are 1.7 million teachers, paraprofessionals and school-related personnel, higher education faculty, government employees, and healthcare workers making a difference every day. The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) seeks to improve the lives of our members and their families; to give voice to their legitimate professional, economic and social aspirations; to strengthen the institutions in which we work; to improve the quality of the services we provide; to bring together all members to assist and support one another; and to promote democracy, human rights and freedom in our union, in our nation and throughout the world.

For more information on the American Federation of Teachers, visit us at https://www.aft.org/

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Main idea of the lesson: Young people provide an essential voice in the ongoing conversation to increase school safety and reduce gun violence in...
  • Health
  • 3-5, MS, HS
These classroom icebreakers can help you and your students get to know each other at the beginning of a new school year, creating open communication...
  • Health
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
This document contains a list of suggested activities and exercises that can be done with students in order to present information about bullying and...
  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Civic engagement is at the heart of a functioning democracy and it is important to instill these values into your students, even before they can...
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
The 36 Get Ready to Read! skill-building activity cards are early literacy activities to try with 3- to 5-year-old children. The activity cards can...
This is a Department of Veterans Affairs resource. Each year, since 1978, the VA has created a poster in recognition of Veterans Day. Print some out...
  • Health
  • MS, HS
Youth at Work – Talking Safety This is a fun and engaging curriculum that helps teachers and school/community-based job placement staff educate young...
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
- connected to the global economy <BR> - terms of globalization <BR> - worker centered globalization <BR> - change the dynamics of...
  • Social Studies
  • High School
- migration a common human experience<BR> - immigrants' contribution to the economy<BR> - employers benefit<BR> - solutions<BR...
  • Social Studies
  • High School
- impact of economy on young workers<BR> - what's with the economy<BR> - how to change the economy<BR> - reaching out<BR> -...