Take Action Guides

160 Ways to Help the World
Explains why service is important, offers advice on how to plan a project, and provides helpful hints about obtaining support from businesses, handling money, and generating publicity. Grades K-12.

Amnesty International Activist Toolkit
Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who stand together with individuals and communities around the world who human rights are under attack.  The AI Activist Toolkit was created to help people plan activities and actions to promote the respect of human rights of people around the world.

Awareness about Children Orphaned by AIDS
The Youth United for Global Action and Awareness toolkit gives you all the information you need to raise awareness in your community about AIDS, and the impact that this disease is having on children around the world.

Created by Facing History and Ourselves, this curriculum encourages young people to think deeply about the importance of participating in a democratic society. Grades 6-12.
Climate Change Youth Guide to Action
TakingITGlobal's has created this guide to inspire, inform and involve students in taking action on climate change.
A treasury of activities, ideas, and resources. Provides an overview of the essential elements of service-learning and step-by-step instructions. Grades K-12.
Fire It Up! A Toolkit for Youth Action
We live in a world full of inequalities and injustices. As a youth organizer, not only will you join the struggle to battle these injustices, but you will find yourself trapped within them as they affect the way you relate to others, how your group works, and the way you approach different issues. The Youth Action Network’s Fire It Up! Toolkit will help you integrate an anti-oppression framework into all your organizing efforts.
A range of innovative and participatory activities promote a skills-based approach rather than a content-based approach, so they can be used within different subject areas and with all ages.
Guide to Social Change Led By and With Young People
This guide provides an overview of youth-led social change, a step-by-step cyclical model for mobilizing youth, anoverview of many of the issues facing youth, and potential actions youth can take. Grades 6-12.
Lesson plans and service-learning projects divided into five human rights topic areas: environment, poverty, discrimination, children’s rights to education and health, and law and justice. Grades 8-12.
Contains information about the five core components of a service-learning project: investigation, planning and preparation, the service activity, reflection, and demonstration/celebration.
Provides teachers and school administrators with a road map for integrating service-learning into their classes and curriculum.
HIV/AIDS Youth Guide to Action
This comprehensive guide by TakingITGlobal contains inspiring stories and useful resources for youth; all the necessary tools to help carry out your project, raise awareness, and help stop the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Make Trade Fair Campaign Toolkit
Whether you write letters, send emails, organise events, promote the campaign through your local newspaper, radio or TV station, or take other actions, your support for Make Trade Fair is valuable and vital. The Campaign Toolkit here will take you through a whole set of resources which will help you in your campaigning.
Millennium Development Goals Youth Action Guide
This guide was created by TakingITGlobal to inform, inspire, and encourage people's involvement in the realization of the Millennium Development Goals - An initiative of the United Nations.  The campaign supports citizens' efforts to hold their governments accountable for their promise to achieve the Goals by 2015.
The Otesha Book
The Otesha book is a behind-the-scenes look at how our daily actions change the world! Packed with cool graphics, it presents knowledge and facts that help remove our blinders and make us aware of some of the problems in the world.  It shares interesting and inspiring stories and offers many ideas for taking the easy, fun, beautiful actions that can make our world a better place.
Planning to Change the World
A plan book for educators who believe their students can and will change the world. It is designed to help teachers translate their vision of a just education into concrete classroom activities.
Responsible Consumption Training Kit
A training kit on responsible consumption by YOUTHXCHANGE, UNEP and UNESCO that demonstrate to young people that it is possible for all of us to translate our aspirations for a better world into everyday actions.
A step-by-step guide to active citizenship that equips young people with the tools they need to make a difference.Grades 3-5.
Provides everything youth need to start making a difference at the local, national, or global level. Includes handouts. Grades 3-12.

Wetland Monitoring Guide
Wetlands are among the most productive ecosystems in the world, comparable to rain forests and coral reefs.  They also play an integral role in the ecology of a watershed: filtering pollutants out of the water, and providing habitat to a huge diversity of plant and animal species.  The EPA’s Wetland Monitoring Guide outlines the steps you need to take to protect your local wetland.

YEN Green Justice Guide
Part1 and Part 2
The Youth Environmental Network’s guide to bringing Green Justice into your school and community – and this doesn’t just mean recycling more, it means fair and equal food, water, and spaces for people across the planet!

UNICEF - Voices of Youth - Take Action online Guide
Learn the skills you need to start your own community project. You can find lots of great ideas in these pages.