WeConnect is a Global Citizenship Curriculum that prepares youth to thrive in our culturally diverse world. This learning resource was designed to show youth that they are participants in a global society, inspiring a sense of understanding and confidence in relating and connecting to other people.
The curriculum, authored by the University of Minnesota, is for middle school youth (grades 6-8 and ages 11-14), but can be adapted to suit both younger and older age groups. Perfect for afterschool programs, clubs, or camps, and cultural exchanges, the curriculum includes 20 lessons in four sections: exploring, stretching, challenging, and connecting.
Note as of October 2015: Media That Matters Film Festival videos are used as resources in Lessons 10 and 18. The “mediathatmattersfest.org” website has not been responding. However, the films for Festivals 6 through 12 can be accessed on its YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/mediathatmatters.
We are now offering this WeConnect curriculum with a set of 10 Citizenship and Civic Education pins pins for the youth in your program to proudly display their achievement in the area of citizenship and civic education upon completing the 20 lessons! Both curriculum and pins can also be purchased individually.