Tag: Civic Engagement & Education

  • Celebrating Women’s History Month From Home

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    Celebrating Women’s History Month From Home

    Even during a pandemic, we can still honor the women who've paved the way for gender equality. Here's how you can celebrate Women's history this month and every month.

  • 5 Post-Election Resources To Keep Students Civically Engaged

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    5 Post-Election Resources To Keep Students Civically Engaged

    While we hope that your students have been active in this year’s election, civic engagement is essential year-round.

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    Frank Luntz

  • At Texas Boys State, the Kids, In Fact, Are Not Alright

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    At Texas Boys State, the Kids, In Fact, Are Not Alright

    As American schools become increasingly economically, racially, and politically segregated, how do we create spaces that bring young people together to find commonalities and build bridges? 

  • #BLM Mural oakland

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    Black Lives Mural Painted all Over Oakland by Students and Community

  • logan browning voting

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    Does Voting Matter? Find Out With Logan Browning

  • What Is Citizenship Education and Why Is it Important?

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    What Is Citizenship Education and Why Is it Important?

    Citizenship education demonstrates how schools play an important role in creating an informed electorate through interdisciplinary and holistic education. It seeks to cut across all subject areas, integrating many skills and competencies that will benefit students throughout their lives as individuals, community members, citizens, and professionals.

  • Voting and Election Resources for Educators and Students

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    Voting and Election Resources for Educators and Students

    There has never been a more important time for young people to be civically engaged. Here are resources for educators to get students involved.

  • #BlackLivesMatter Murals in Downtown Oakland Bring Hope and Inspiration

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    #BlackLivesMatter Murals in Downtown Oakland Bring Hope and Inspiration

    After the #BlackLivesMatter protests in June, students and artists in Oakland came together to paint murals to bring hope and inspire the town.

  • 100 years later – the complicated legacy of the 19th Amendment

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    100 years later – the complicated legacy of the 19th Amendment

    It's been over 100 years since the 19th amendment was passed, which gives women the right to vote. What's changed between now and then?

  • 100 years later – the complicated legacy of the 19th Amendment

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    100 years later – the complicated legacy of the 19th Amendment

    It's been over 100 years since the 19th amendment was passed, which gives women the right to vote. What's changed between now and then?

  • The Importance of Civics Education in this National Moment

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    The Importance of Civics Education in this National Moment

    It is more important than ever for young people to play a role in elections. In this environment, civics education is more important than ever. Here's why.

  • Actor and Activist Logan Browning Teaches High School Students to Advocate for Change This Election Season

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    Actor and Activist Logan Browning Teaches High School Students to Advocate for Change This Election Season

    We spoke with Logan Browning about how students can get involved this election, even if they're too young to vote. Here's her advice.

  • Making Space for Youth Voices and Feelings during Protests against Police Brutality

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    Making Space for Youth Voices and Feelings during Protests against Police Brutality

    #BlackLivesMatter protests are impacting students across the country, and their voices need to be heard. Here's how we gave our Student Advisory Committee a space to share.

  • Why Is Media Literacy Important, Especially in the Wake of COVID-19?

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    Why Is Media Literacy Important, Especially in the Wake of COVID-19?

    n an uncertain world with social feeds increasingly filled with fake news, we must ensure students are equipped with news and media literacy skills. Here's how we do it.

  • Students Use Research and Creativity to Explore Black History Month

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    Students Use Research and Creativity to Explore Black History Month

    These students explore Black History Month and our shared history through hands-on, student-guided projects. See how.

  • How Civic Education Breaks Barriers of Systemic Inequities

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    How Civic Education Breaks Barriers of Systemic Inequities

    Young people in under served communities were surveyed on the civics education they've received. The results will surprise you.

  • Students, do you know your rights?

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    Students, do you know your rights?

    Student rights have changed over the years thanks to student activists who have fought for them. Do you know yours? Here's where to start.

  • From the school board to the governor: Tips on how schools can engage with elected officials

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    From the school board to the governor: Tips on how schools can engage with elected officials

    From school board to state house, your elected officials regularly make important decisions that impact education. Here's how we can engage with them.

  • From Stonewall to the classroom: Tips for teaching LGBTQ+ history

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    From Stonewall to the classroom: Tips for teaching LGBTQ+ history

    LGBTQ+ history is often absent from history classes. Here are resources for you to get started teaching LGBTQ+ history in yours.

  • How to Encourage Students to Vote and Where to Send Them

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    How to Encourage Students to Vote and Where to Send Them

    Civics education is critical for students, especially those who are old enough to vote. Here are some tips to help your students become active citizens.

  • Celebrating Hispanic heritage, this month and all year round

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    Celebrating Hispanic heritage, this month and all year round

    Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, is commemorated across the country with festivals, exhibits, concerts, awards, lectures, and other events to honor the myriad contributions of Latinx people to American culture. How should schools be a part of this national movement?

  • The awesome way one school is helping students broadcast messages to the world.

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    The awesome way one school is helping students broadcast messages to the world.

    The students of Ritenour High School had a special way to get their voices heard over the crowd though: a professional media lab.

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