Character + Leadership = College and Career Ready
“From Rebel to Ruler” puts leadership at the center of powerful, comprehensive college and career readiness curriculum.
Education, which for the longest time was centered on character and citizenship, has been redefined as the “downloading” of information into children’s brains. Now we want kids to memorize character traits? In the word of General McAuliffe, when asked to surrender at Bastogne, “Nuts!”
We explore a wide range of careers in detail and college life in depth. We explain leadership to students by making them solve difficult, real-world problems and show how having a strong character is necessary to solve those problems.
We’ve found that adolescents love learning about rebels. Not all rebels are equal, though. Some became horrible rulers; some changed the world for the better. Find out what made the difference.
This curriculum provides a way for teachers to be mentors and for the whole school community to be involved in the students’ development into creative adults.
Practical, philosophical, and fun.
All the lessons are compatible with the SMARTboard™ and aligned to the Common Core. There are web-based activities that the students can do in school or at home.
There are versions for the 8th Grade, 9th Grade, and 11th/12th Grades.
Created by a former NYC public school teacher, Nick Kurian, creator of the SAT Genius professional development program.