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.
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.
During this webinar Dr. Sybil Hampton, Central High School class of 1962, joins course facilitator Caroline Berz to answer course participant questions about the era of integration at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.
The letter exchange between George Washington and the Hebrew congregation of Newport was not the only landmark event in the early history of America that dealt with issues of religious freedom and identity. Seixas’ letter and Washington’s subsequent response exist within a timeline of many other events during which the newly formed country faced those issues. Continue reading below for information about some of those events.
Emily Bazelon discusses her book Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy with Meredith Gavrin, program director of New Haven Academy and author of the Sticks and Stones study guide.
1899: Representatives of 26 nations met for the International Peace Conference where they drafted the Convention with Respect to the Laws and Customs of War on Land, one of the first formal statements of international laws related to war and war crimes.
Filmmaker Beth Murphy and author and founder of The List Project, Kirk Johnson, join Vice President and Chief Program Officer Marc Skvirsky as they discuss Johnson's book, To Be a Friend is Fatal, and Murphy's documentary, The List.