The Kids' Power Teacher Resource

The Kids' Power Teacher Resource


By Shawntelle Nesbitt

This comprehensive teacher's guide is designed to accompany The Kids' Power Series. Just as the series tells the stories of children who have taken action on issues that are important to them, the guide is designed to help educators and students do the same. This resource provides a step by step guide to help students take action in their own community. It can easily be integrated into everyday junior level classroom programming for language skills, arts, social studies, and character education. It is also appropriate for adaptation in intermediate and senior level classrooms.

The guide uses four books in the Kids' Power Series: 

  • Shannen and the Dream for a School
  • Lacey and the African Grandmothers
  • Yeny and the Children for Peace
  • Maggie and the Chocolate War

The material can be applied to other books and texts that address local, national, or global social justice issues.

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About the Author

Shawntelle Nesbitt is a former elementary teacher who designs educational programs that address issues of identity, community, human rights, and social justice. Her materials have been integrated into schools in Canada and the United States.

Product Information

  • Release: September 15, 2011

  • Free PDF for download

  • 150 Pages

  • 753 KB

  • Educational Resource


  • Character Education
    > Strong Female Characters

  • Language Arts
    > Biography

  • History & Social Studies
    > Canadian History
    > First Nations & Indigenous Peoples
    > Global Cultures
    > Government & Citizenship
    > Social Justice

Praise for The Kids' Power Series Teacher Resource

"A compelling resource that will be invaluable for educators, consultants and, most importantly, classroom teachers who have been hankering to use this great series to make a very real difference in young peoples' lives. There is such a wide range of material here that you can keep coming back to Nesbitt's guide again and again and again!" - Jeffrey Canton, Lecturer, Children's Studies Program, York University

"The Kids' Power Series Teacher Resource guide is a flexible, inclusive and adaptable handbook for teachers at all stages in their careers. Clearly outlines, step-by-step instructions and worksheets blend with significant background information to aid teachers in addressing the often difficult to teach concepts of social action and self empowerment. The guide provides concrete literary activities related to the books in the series, along with direct curricular links and specific activities designed to address multiple learning modalities. Most importantly, this resource enriches the learning process by helping both students and their teachers move their educational experiences outside of the classroom walls and into the community in which they live." - Liane Shaw, YA author, retired teacher and educational consultant