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Volunteer Curriculum Developer

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United 4 Social Change
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New York, NY
New
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Published 1 month ago

Project Description: Academy 4SC is a resource for students who want to learn fundamental skills and concepts necessary to be effective civic leaders. The breadth of content will cover psychology, philosophy, communication and rhetoric, history, global issues, and more. Each topic will have an animated video, lesson plan, worksheet, and written overview.


Parameters: The audience to keep in mind is 9-10th graders. The lesson should be able to be completed within 45 minutes. Each lesson should stand alone without any of the other lessons.


Expectation: Curriculum developers will be able to assign themselves to a topic as they have time. Lessons should be completed within a week of assigning yourself. The typical time it takes to complete one lesson is 5-10 hours. 


Eligibility: The ideal candidate will have some demonstrable topic area expertise either through informal or formal education in one of the below topic areas and excellent writing skills. Some prior teaching experience is preferred but not required. United 4 Social Change Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


Samples Topics: Here are some sample topics, and we have a large list of topics you can choose from once you start:

  • Psychology: Stanford Prison Experiment, Confirmation Bias, Group Think, etc.
  • Philosophy/Political Science: Scanlon’s Objections to Inequality, Different Theories of Justice, What is a Right, etc.
  • Economics: Supply & Demand, Keynesian Economics, Prisoner’s Dilemma, Tragedy of the Commons, etc.
  • Rhetoric: Ethos, Pathos, Logos, Enthymeme, Cacophony, etc.
  • Logic: All/Any Fallacies, Deduction, Inductive Reasoning, etc.
  • History: Martin Luther King Junior’s Speech, Boston Tea Party, Green Revolution in India, Mao Zedong, How Hitler Came to Power, etc.
  • Global Issues: Literacy, Maternal Mortality, Free Trade, Tariffs, etc


Breakdown of Deliverables: There are four components that you need to develop for each topic: 

  • Content Write-Up (Approx. 500-1000 words): Teach the topic in a blog post/article.
  • Content Script (Approx. 5-10 minutes): A script for an animated video
  • You will take the write-up and just add notes on how an animator can illustrate the point. 
  • Lesson Plan (Approx. 45 minutes): Lesson plans to accompany the video so that teachers can just use the video without much effort in the classroom.
  • Worksheet (Approx. 1-2 pages) for students to use after watching the video/reading the post/being taught by the teacher


How It’s Used: After you are done with the above, the following four things will happen: 

  • Your content will be checked over and editors will let you know if they suggest any changes  
  • A voiceover will be recorded for the script you write
  • The animator will create the animation based on the script and voiceover
  • All of this will be uploaded to the site for everyone to access


Project Description: Academy 4SC is a resource for students who want to learn fundamental skills and concepts necessary to be effective civic leaders. The breadth of content will cover psychology, philosophy, communication and rhetoric…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per month
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
222 Broadway, New York, NY 10038, United States
Floor 2019

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