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.
Students create a plan for enacting change on an issue that they are most passionate about using the 10 Questions Framework.
Students explore the strategies, risks, and historical significance of the the 1963 Chicago school boycott, while also considering bigger-picture questions about social progress.
Students identify strategies and tools that Parkland students have used to influence Americans to take action to reduce gun violence.