Clowns Without Borders USA encourages youth to be change-makers with these free resources from our program, Take Laughter With You. With these easy to use lesson plans, all can be empowered to become positive forces in the world. Change the destructive paradigms that create xenophobia, trauma, violence, and disrespect for our fellow humans.
Through laughter and play, we can challenge and overcome these threats. By building empathy and listening skills, we can vastly enhance cross-cultural understanding. We can be responsive to human displacement, violence, and other forms of crisis with compassion. Not with judgment and not with reactivity. To learn more about the purpose of this program, check out this blog post.
The resources available here will cover a broad spectrum. From helping to start simple conversations with friends, family, and colleagues, to interactive and flexible tools for the classroom. Educators, facilitators, parents and students will find items of value on this page. So go ahead, Take Laughter With You!
All CWB-USA lessons are designed to empower youth to be change makers and develop their sense of agency.
All CWB-USA lessons connect to the Ten Core Rights of the United Nations’ Declaration on the Rights of a Child.
Empathy and Active Listening for Global Citizens
In this interactive lesson, students will work in small groups to develop a clear understanding of empathy, community building, and the importance of compassionate listening. They will have the opportunity to reflect on their own lives, interests, and values to develop empathy for their classmates and practice active listening skills.
In this interactive lesson, students will learn about different types of human migration. They will have the opportunity to reflect on the differences (or similarities) between students own lived experience and the experience of migrating adolescents.