January 29, 2022

Legislators in 19 states have passed laws that weaken a pillar of democracy: the right to vote. Students examine this legislation and efforts by grassroots groups to protect and extend voting rights. 

June 6, 2021

Students explore arguments for and against DC statehood and consider growing efforts by advocates, including young people, to fight for representation.

March 21, 2021

Students engage in inquiry to uncover the history of redistricting and gerrymandering and discuss the provisions of H.R.1, which proposes an end to partisan redistricting.

January 20, 2021

Students listen to and reflect on Amanda Gorman's powerful poem, which she recited at the 2021 presidential inauguration.

January 8, 2021

The election of Raphael Warnock to be Georgia's first Black senator was the result of decades of organizing by voting rights activists. Students discuss that history and the news.

January 7, 2021

Students reflect on the state of democracy in the U.S. in light of the insurrection at the Capitol, and discuss news stories about events during the first week of 2021. 

November 29, 2020

Students read about and discuss three key policy debates as a new administration prepares to take office.

November 15, 2020

Students (grades 6-12) reflect on and write about Kamala Harris and the continuing "fight to be heard," and hear the voices of young people about the barriers she has broken and what it means to them. Also see our elementary lesson.

November 9, 2020

Students review and reflect on the news that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have been declared winners of the 2020 presidential election.

November 4, 2020

Students share their thoughts and feelings in the wake of Election Day, reflect on the news, and take part in self-care activities.