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Sep 06, 2022

If you're looking to honor Labor Day and working people in your classroom, consider these lessons from our collection. 

Sep 01, 2022

How should educators acknowledge the anniversary of September 11th and educate students about the events of that day and their impact? 

Aug 09, 2022

This lesson for middle and high school students is intended to offer joy and inspiration, and the opportunity to be in community with peers. 

Jul 25, 2022

After a spate of school shootings in the U.S., students examine the evidence and consider: What works to reduce gun violence in schools?

Jul 07, 2022

Students use signs from the protests following the Supreme Court’s landmark Dobbs ruling as a taking off place for discussion and dialogue on the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

Jun 24, 2022

This activity gives young people or adults an opportunity to share deeply about what they are grieving, how they are healing, and what support they need. 

Jun 20, 2022

Students discuss the rising cost of goods and services and consider why this is happening and what people propose to do about it.

Jun 08, 2022

Students learn about three activists who are credited with starting the Stonewall Rebellion that launched the modern LGBTQ+ liberation movement.

Jun 05, 2022

Through readings, circle gatherings, and resources, students explore the history of Juneteenth and share their thoughts about community, liberation, and celebration. 

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Oct 20, 2022

Students learn about the demonstrations that have spread across Iran demanding women's rights and discuss how they relate to what is happening in other parts of the world

Oct 12, 2022

An unusual hurricane season opens up an exploration of the climate crisis and steps toward climate justice. 

Oct 02, 2022

Students celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by uplifting - and making a gallery of - all things Hispanic in our lives.

Sep 20, 2022

Educators learn about the neuroscience of storytelling and experience for themselves a storytelling activity they can use with students. The activity is the first session in our

Sep 18, 2022

Air travel is becoming one of the worst contributors to climate change. In this activity, students read about and discuss the impact of air travel on the climate crisis and what we

Sep 11, 2022

Students anonymously share their anxieties about the new school year, consider how to support each other, store their findings in a "time capsule" that they revisit later in the