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Jul 06, 2021

These practices can help both young people and adults stay grounded when anxiety arises. 

Jun 27, 2021

Students dive into a new report documenting how little the very rich are taxed - and what that might mean for the rest of us. 

Jun 17, 2021

Congress has passed and President Biden has signed a new law making Juneteenth a federal holiday. Students learn about and discuss Juneteenth.

Jun 13, 2021

Amid a controversy over a plan to provide debt relief to Black farmers, students dig deeply into history to grapple with the question, “Do all farmers matter?”

Jun 06, 2021

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

May 24, 2021

The question “who owns the land?” underlies many conflicts. Students explore issues surrounding land, place, and belonging – especially as they affect Native Americans and African

May 18, 2021

The year is coming to a close! Here are some activities & tips to consider for the final weeks of school.

May 08, 2021

Students discuss two different visions of policing and racial justice - and consider how the thinking of one organizer and lawyer evolved over time.

May 01, 2021

Build classroom community by making a practice of sharing appreciations.

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Aug 17, 2021

English teacher Sarah Outterson-Murphy provides brief descriptions of a range of short stories and novels exploring a changing climate, with questions for discussion. (Updated

Aug 15, 2021

Students discuss the land where they live, and the Indigenous peoples who once lived there. Then they get to know each other by reflecting on four aspects of their lives, using

Aug 11, 2021

A collection of community building activities, SEL Tips, games, and lessons on self-care to get your year off to a good start.  

Aug 01, 2021

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

Aug 01, 2021

Being listened to helps human beings in profound ways. If listening exchanges are happening regularly, and with fidelity, there will be enough space for students to begin to really

Jul 25, 2021

Students explore the debate over the U.S.'s rising military budget and where young people stand on the issue.