Inform students about the Trump administration’s family separation policy and help them emotionally process the human side of this news story.
Get our toolkit to learn how to strengthen your students' civic skills and knowledge. Our guide includes flexible activities and strategies ranging from one class period to a semester-long elective or independent civic action project.
These six activities help students reflect on the past school year, celebrate their school community, and look ahead to what comes next. Especially with coronavirus upheaval, it’s important for students to feel a sense of closure before summer break begins.
Explore ideas around access to voting by learning about India’s general election and the country’s commitment to ensuring that all voters are close to a polling station.
The Iowa caucuses are the first chance voters in the US have to cast a ballot in support of a presidential candidate. Help students understand how the caucuses work, discuss the advantages and disadvantages of voting in person, and explore the question of whether Iowa should be the first state to vote.
Reading “laterally” is a key media literacy strategy that helps students determine the quality of online sources. This Teaching Idea trains students to use this technique to evaluate the credibility of the news they encounter on social media feeds or elsewhere online.
Learn about the new guide to Teaching Schindler's List, consisting of eight lesson plans, video interviews with a Holocaust survivor, an interactive timeline, and additional teaching resources and professional development to provide tools and context for teaching about the Holocaust.
Use this Teaching Idea to help students learn about Shirley Chisholm’s ground-breaking career and the significance of Vice President Kamala Harris’s election.
This Teaching Idea is a guide for teachers to begin conversations with their students about George Floyd’s death and the events that surround it.