You could try looking through the following website. I think it will cover off the basic principles for most people starting out in photography. Photo Seminar
Beyond that there are any number of online resources that can be plundered to give ideas and material for a photography tutorial.
I would also suggest that you get the students to work in groups of 6-8 taking pictures then critiquing each others work. What I would suggest is perhaps something along the lines of the following format:
1...Pick a subject, whether that is a particular photographic technique or some particular thing to be photographed.
2...Find some good examples that illustrate what students should be aiming towards. Give a brief talk and set the team a limited amount of time to go away and take some pictures.
3...After the timeframe get the groups back together and get them to critique each others pictures. Try and get the groups to explain what they like in a picture and why.
The most important element is to get the groups to do the work themselves and share information with each other in a structured fashion - a couple of presentations and talks (especially if you can get a 'pro' or field proven photographer to come in and present) are useful, but most people are in the club to meet other like minded individuals and share a beer or two (or several if it has English people ;-)
Over time help them to develop an ability to critique their own and others work in a structured fashion, which is perhaps the most important skill that they can develop early on. Once someone starts asking why a picture works, and how did the photographer manage to capture the image, then curiosity will drive them to start experimenting.
I helped set up a photo club in Paris and can send you a copy of the briefing document we used for a 'sunday shoot' if you are interested (PM me an email address if you would like a copy).