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Teaching About Ageism – Educators 4SC
Educators for Social Responsibility provides a comprehensive guide for teaching about ageism, a form of discrimination based on a person’s age, or perceived age. The website’s topic guide on ageism provides educators with resources and strategies to help their students recognize age-based discrimination and promote intergenerational respect. The guide includes several learning activities and lesson plans that can be adapted for different age groups and educational settings. The resources cover a range of topics, such as the history of ageism, ageism in the media, and intergenerational communication. Additionally, the website provides educators with a list of recommended books, videos, and other resources that can help students better understand ageism and its impact on individuals and society. The guide also includes tips for facilitating respectful discussions and promoting inclusivity in the classroom. The Educators for Social Responsibility website provides educators with practical tools and strategies for teaching about ageism and promoting respect for people of all ages. By addressing this important issue in the classroom, educators can help their students develop a deeper understanding of discrimination and work towards creating a more inclusive and equitable society.

Understanding and Challenging Ageism
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is a non-profit organization that aims to combat hate and promote respect for diversity and inclusivity. The ADL website offers a range of resources and information related to social justice issues, including our topic for April, ageism. When looking at the resources for ageism on this website, the following are available: lesson plans, activities, and curricula. The ADL website also offers a range of tools and resources for individuals and communities to take action against hate and promote inclusivity. These resources include training programs, community outreach initiatives, and advocacy efforts.

Old School: Anti-Ageism Clearinghouse
Old School is an organization that aims to end ageism and provide free educational resources on the topic. They facilitate spaces for age advocates to connect, collaborate with other pro-aging organizations, and support social justice movements. Their goal is to create a world where everyone can live long and well, while addressing the intersectionality of all forms of oppression.

Generations United (
The mission for Generations United is to improve the lives of children, youth, and older people through intergenerational collaboration, public policies, and programs. Generations United advocates for policies and programs that promote intergenerational connections and address issues such as aging, health, education, and economic security. The organization recognizes the importance of bringing together different generations to benefit everyone. The resources available on the website can help educators challenge ageist attitudes and promote inclusivity and respect for people of all ages. These resources include lesson plans, toolkits, and other materials, that can be used to promote anti-ageism in schools.

Journal Prompts

• What are some of the challenges that educators may face when trying to promote anti-ageism in the classroom, and how can the Educators for Social Change website help support teachers in overcoming these challenges?
• How can you use the Educators for Social Change website to encourage students to become active agents of change in challenging ageism and promoting social justice and equity?
• After reviewing resources on the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) website, what resource do you think would be most useful in order to promote a culture of empathy and understanding across generations? How can this resource help students to appreciate the value and diversity of people of all ages? How do you plan to incorporate what you discovered about ageism into your classroom?
• What can you do to collaborate with local community organizations and leaders to promote anti-ageism and inclusivity, using the ADL’s resources as a guide?
• After reviewing the resources provided on Old School’s website, how can you use them to effectively integrate the subject of ageism into classroom discussions to raise awareness in ways that promote a culture of inclusivity in schools?
• In what ways can you use Old School’s resources to help students recognize and challenge ageist attitudes and behaviors they may encounter in their daily lives?
• How can Generations United’s resources be used to help students understand and appreciate the experiences and perspectives of older adults, and how can this be integrated into broader curriculum goals?
• In reviewing the Generations United website, what resources are available and which ones do you think are most useful in successfully promoting anti-ageism in schools? In what ways can you effectively incorporate these resources into your existing curriculum?

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