This teaching idea contains strategies and activities for supporting your students in the aftermath of a mass shooting, terrorist attack, or other violent event.
While young people have a huge stake in US elections, historically they don’t show up when it comes time to vote. These teaching ideas allow students to explore youth voter turnout trends and how young people are trying to change them.
This film explores how one family found restitution and healing after coming together for a ceremony to loan items looted by the Nazis from their descendant Marcus Heinemann back to Museum Lüneburg.
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.
Dr. Molly Ladd-Taylor gives a brief history of the eugenics movement and how it was applied in Canada.
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.
In this Teaching Idea, students learn about the power of art as a tool for social change and explore how Black Lives Matter activists are using art in the fight for racial justice.
This program recalls how massive immigration, child labor laws, and the explosive growth of cities fueled school attendance and transformed public education.
This film reconstructs the events that led to the climax of the Civil Rights Movement.