Welcome to Education Amplifier! During a time in which certain voices want to edit history and turn a blind eye to the diversity that defines this country, we are doing the opposite.
Education Amplifier provides free artwork, lesson plans and teaching tools that help facilitate non-partisan conversations around social justice in K-12 classrooms.
Produced with pioneers in the nonprofit space, our 15-piece content library focuses on amazing young leaders who, like your students, used the power of their imagination to make change happen in their communities around gun violence prevention, climate justice, immigration rights, LGBT justice, disability justice, and anti-racism – just to name a few! We even have a ‘masterclass’ lesson teaching your students how to make their very own movement art, which we produced with the J. Paul Getty Museum.
So, do you want your classroom to learn how to take their place in some of the most important movements of our time? If you do, our digital teaching tools are for you! We can’t wait to see how you use them in your classroom.
Our teaching tools are designed to support you in teaching across the curriculum. Our multi-unit lessons consist of interdisciplinary modules ranging from 30-60 minutes in length, and are all completely free. To download our content, register today
Our remote teaching tools are an exact mirror of our classroom lessons, but they are designed to support you in facilitating interdisciplinary learning from the home. They are also completely free. To download our content, register today.
We believe that in times of uncertainty—in times like these, when your students are growing up surrounded by disinformation and division—art is more than beauty or decoration: It is a weapon and a shield. Art has the power to wake people up and serve as a catalyst for real change. It is a megaphone for important but unheard voices that need amplifying. It is a bridge that can unite movements with shared values in ways other mediums cannot. Art gives us symbols to gather around, builds community, and helps us feel like we are not alone. But for all the tools art can be in this fight, for Amplifier it is a COMPASS. It points to the future we want to live in, and that we want our children to live in. If we literally hold this art and carry it in front of us, if we hang it on our walls or in our windows every day for our family and neighbors and students to see, then we remind ourselves of what we are building, and we find strength when we become tired. Our goal is to reclaim and rebuild an American identity rooted in equality, dignity, diversity, truth, and beauty. For young people who are not used to seeing themselves in history books or on the walls of classrooms, what Amplifier and its partners are distributing is more than art. These simple, yet urgent messages will be carried with them for the rest of their lives. Our hope is that these images will help young people feel represented, spoken for, and listened to, making it easier to connect to the ideas and to feel empowered to make the change they want to see in the world.