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Education Resources

Empowering Youth To Be Change Makers

 

Welcome to Clowns Without Borders education resources page! These free resources are here so you can #TakeLaughterWithYou. #TakeLaughterWithYou and be a positive force in your 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, read our blog.

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, #TakeLaughterWithYou!

 

Take The Survey

 

Clowns Without Borders needs your input for our domestic education program, “Take Laughter With You.” We are growing this program from the roots of a similar and successful initiative created by Clowns Without Borders-Sweden.

  • Are you an educator or a parent who wants to get involved as a consultant?
  • Are you an educator or a parent who wants to invite us to your school or club?
  • Do you have ideas about how to teach children empathy for refugees?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, please take our short survey. Estimated time to complete is five minutes or less. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XWB7LNW

We see young people as powerful change agents. On our international projects, it is often children who approach artists first. It is the children who initiate play and transform the refugee camps, replacing isolation with collaboration. We believe the same can be true in the United States.

This page is under development. You will find several educational tools below. Check back periodically for updates and new resources. Thank you!

Poster

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Laughter First-Aid Toolbox

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Molly Levine, uses anecdotes from her work with Clowns Without Borders (CWB) to highlight an overlooked global human need – connection. Levine, with the help of the clowns of CWB, brings laughter as a form of humanitarian aid to people living in the gravest, war-stricken zones of the world.

Games & Exercises by Maggie Keenan-Bolger

Games & Exercises

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learning through laughter book cover

Laughter Kit

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