The Change Agent is more than just a magazine! We also provide key supports for teachers and students. See our extensive resources listed below.
A Library of Short Videos about How to Teach with The Change Agent
These 7- to 15-minute video clips help you teach standards-based skills, such as finding the main idea and teaching mechanics in writing.
Index with Article Reading Levels and Audio
Use this article index to find article reading levels for all issues since Issue 31. Subscribers can link directly to the articles that have been converted to audio format. Click here to learn more about how to use audio in the classroom.
FREE! For Beginners
Try out this collection of beginning-level pieces grouped into easy-to-use themed packets.
FREE! Lesson Packets
Lesson plans with Change Agent articles selected from across issues. Watch as new items are added to the collection.
FREE! Talking About Race
Racial discrimination in the U.S. is a 400-year-old problem that has recently exploded into public consciousness once again. All of our issues include a racial equity dimension, but the “Talking About Race” issue has especially strong resources for talking about race in the classroom. Thanks to some extra funding, we are making this issue FREE for a limited time. Also see supplemental content below:
- Webinar on using this issue in the classroom
- Facing Racism (lesson packet)
- Celebrating Freedom on Juneteenth (lesson packet)
- Race and Voting Rights (lesson packet)
- Indigenous Peoples: Beginning Literacy Adaptations (lesson packet)
Invite Students to Write for The Change Agent
Use our Call for Articles as a writing prompt, and give students a chance to write authentically about a topic that matters to them and share their story with tens of thousands of peers all across the country.
Strategies for Using The Change Agent in the Classroom
Incorporate these pre-reading, reading, and post-reading tips into your lessons, use evidence-based reading instruction, explore ways to teach using political cartoons, and get a copy of Through the Lens of Social Justice: Using The Change Agent in Adult Education to access more strategies for incorporating the magazine into your teaching.
Since Issue 35 we’ve been offering free webinars introducing teachers to the new issue. Past webinars recordings are available here.
College and Career Readiness Standards
Apply the College and Career Readiness Standards using The Change Agent. For each issue, we have a grid showing you which articles have activities aligned to which standards.