Curriculum Development

NYCoRE Point of Unity #8:

Schools should be places of questioning and critical thinking that encourage students to see themselves as active agents of change. The present educational system is derived from an assembly line model that stifles critical thinking by focusing on the regurgitation of facts and information.

Since its inception NYCoRE has been committed to providing educator-activists a space for developing curricula and pedagogical practices that seek to facilitate the development of youth as self-determined, community-engaged, critical thinkers and actors.

We have developed, or co-developed  various curricular resources to support educators in New York and globally.

These have included:

  • Planning to Change the World: A Plan Book for Social Justice Teachers (co-developed with Education for Liberation Network). This unique resource is packed with all new social justice anniversaries and birthdays as well as lots of new resources, quotes and essential questions for students.
  • Our quick response guides, which have been designed to address current issues that educators need immediate support on addressing, critically, with the youth they work with.
  • Curriculum Projects that include specific lessons and resources that are fully developed for use by educators. One example is our book Camouflaged Investigating How the U.S. Military Affects You and Your Community

More information about these materials can be found on our curricula page

Currently NYCoRE has been working on facilitating NYCoRE member work through our “teaching” wiki page:

If you are interested in working on this project please email Edwin at


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