This unit uses the 10 Questions Framework to explore two examples of youth activism: the 1963 Chicago schools boycott and the present-day movement against gun violence launched by Parkland students.
In this unit students come to understand the nonviolent social change model practiced throughout the 1950s and 1960s by American civil rights activists.
Help students become informed and effective civic participants in today's digital landscape. This unit is designed to develop students' critical thinking, news literacy, civic engagement, and social-emotional skills and competencies.
Help students understand that their voices are integral to the story of the United States with six lesson plans that investigate individual and national identity.
In this clip from the documentary American Creed, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and historian David Kennedy discuss the essential questions that the film focuses on.
In this clip from American Creed, Mark Meckler, co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and Joan Blades, co-founder of Moveon.org, engage in a conversation with the goal of fostering understanding through civil discourse.
This history of Japanese American internment during World War II is retold in this documentary from Abby Ginzberg and Ken Schneider. It also follows Japanese American activists today as they speak out against the Muslim registry and travel ban.
This program recalls how massive immigration, child labor laws, and the explosive growth of cities fueled school attendance and transformed public education.