To reach children and young people The Order of the Teaspoon turns to students at various levels of education and their teachers around the country. Below you will find information about some of our ongoing projects.

The Children's Planet

Come along to the Children´s Planet—the planet where anything can happen! This is a story about rights, freedom, differences and respecting each other. Children’s Planet is based on the Children’s Convention and is aimed at preschool children aged 3 to 5 years old. The material allows the reader to visualize norms, diversity, and the equal worth of everyone in a fun and imaginative way. The learning material consists of a children’s book, music and a tutorial, which is meant to inspire preschool teachers to discuss creatively and openly these important and sometimes difficult subjects in preschool. The book has accompanying music that can be found on Spotify.

This project is a collaboration between The Order of the Teaspoon, Save the Children Sweden, Gothia Fortbilding, and the Swedish Organization for Early Childhood Education (OMEP).

Omslag till boken Barnens Planet.
Cover of the book The Children's Planet (Swedish).

How to cure a fanatic

How to cure a fanatic is written by Amos Oz, who with the book inspired the founding of the Order of The Teaspoon in 2006. About 800 000 copies of How to cure a fanatic has been distributed to Swedish upper-secondary school students since then, and it has a teacher’s manual is available in both physical and digital format.

Hur man botar en fanatiker bokomslag
Cover of the book How to Cure a Fanatic (Swedish).

Reality Check

Together with the Anna Lindh Foundation and The Multicultural Center, The Order of the Teaspoon is developing a gaming app geared towards 13-19 year old students.

“I would come home from school and find things that my classmates had hidden in my hair because I had an afro.” Young woman, 19

Reality Check is Sweden´s first app against racism. The user is assigned a fictional identity and follows the same person for several days. The game is intended as an experience based on events related to racism, discrimination and prejudice, where the user can choose between different outcomes. The app is accompanied by a teacher’s guide. You can download the app for free in App Store and Google Play.

Three of the characters from gaming app Reality Check.

Not a stranger

Not a stranger consists of short personal stories about different forms of alienation. The stories are written by more or less prominent Swedish personalities who share their experiences of xenophobia, homophobia and different forms of intolerance with the public.

The portraits reflect thoughts about identity, norms and prejudice, and have been published on the website www.inteenframling.se since 2014. In spring 2015, a collection of the stories was gathered in the book Not a stranger – 41 stories about identity and diversity. The book is also available as an easy-to-read-version, and has a teacher’s manual to ecnourage teachers to speak about these topics.

Cover of the book Not a stranger (Swedish).

We should all be feminists

This powerful and personal essay by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is based on her TEDx Talk of the same name. The question at heart is: What does feminism mean today? With humour and levity, Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century – one rooted in inclusion and awareness.

In December 2015, together with Bonnier Publishing, The Swedish Women’s Lobby, UN Alliance of Sweden, The Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees (TCO), The Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO), Unizon and Gertrud Åström, a copy of the book along with a teacher’s manual was distributed to all second-grade high school students in Sweden.

Swedish version of essay We should all be feminists.