Democracy thrives when informed, active, and humane citizens coexist with institutions that uphold the rule of law and shared values. Yet we see every day how fragile democracy can be. Investigate cornerstones of successful democracies, including religious freedom, a free press, media literacy, and living with difference.
Use the Teacher Toolkit to introduce students to StoryCorps and oral histories, prepare them to ask great questions, and conduct their own interviews. You'll also find examples and ideas for follow-up after the holiday weekend.