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...
  • 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...
​Muslim students throughout the United States have been forced to deal with the effects of hateful anti-Islamic rhetoric that has been increasing...
Common Core
Students will come to understand the presidential election process and will be able to create a timeline to describe the important events that led to...
  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
In this lesson, students will explore workers' rights and global supply chains. Armed with this information, your class can become more critical and...
  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
In this lesson, students will explore the importance of educating girls and examine the barriers that keep girls out of school—all the while learning...
  • 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...
  • Social Studies
  • High School
- impact of current economy<BR> - result of public policy<BR> - mobilize for change<BR> - changing policy through mobilization<...
  • Social Studies
  • 3-5, MS, HS
Students compare and contrast the background, characteristics and inaugurations of President Lincoln and President Obama. PRE_LP
Common Core
Students learn about various events of the inauguration and how they have evolved over time. This resource also includes an examination of...