50 years after the movement against the war in Vietnam reached its peak, students explore that movement - and consider why we don't have a more powerful anti-war movement today.
Many Americans believe that immigrants, especially illegal immigrants, are more likely to commit crimes than people born in the U.S. In fact, crime rates among immigrants are much lower than among native-born Americans.
In this activity, students work in small groups to analyze charts containing statistics about immigration and crime, then discuss what they have learned.
This lesson invites students to examine the history of laws about people seeking asylum in the U.S. Students will consider who should be allowed to gain asylum today and how their cases should be treated.
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Students think about the impact of a letter to the editor, analyze a sampling of letters and identify what makes them effective, and write letters of their own about issues they
In this video staff and students talk about the impact of class meetings on them and on the school community. They talk about what happens in class meetings.
Students read one high school senior’s perspective on what teenagers are learning from the Kavanaugh hearings, and share their own perspectives.
Young people are listening to the controversy over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and they are talking about it. How can educators safely and productively bring these
In this video staff talk about the positive impact class meetings have had on the school community, school discipline, and the development of student problem solving skills.
In this video staff and students talk about, and then show, how the school Justice Committee, practices mediation as part of an alternative approach to school discipline to resolve
Atlanta Public Schools has made Social and Emotional Learning a district priority because these life skills are a foundation for the academic successes of our students. This video
Students learn about and discuss what impeachment is, how it works, and the possibility of impeachment for President Donald Trump stemming from the ongoing Department of Justice
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By examining and discussing text, tweets, and images, students consider why a caravan of people are leaving their homes in Central America and heading north.
This lesson invites students to examine reasons why Americans may not vote, both in the past and in the present. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the struggle for
A new UN report on climate disruption points to the need for immediate action. In this lesson, students discuss the report and what kind of response it requires.
Young people are suing the U.S. government over climate change, and their case comes before federal court on October 29, 2018. In this lesson, students examine the suit, read the
This lesson considers various statements by President Trump about immigration, and invites students to examine the facts on both sides.
2018 is the 50th anniversary of a landmark protest at the Miss America beauty pageant. The protest was part of a new period of feminist activism—one with renewed significance in