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.
Intentionally designed for middle school classrooms, this unit explores themes of identity and community by using students' knowledge of the Memphis, Tennessee, community.
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.