Social Issues

Students walk out of school to rally for gun reform


This lesson plan discusses the student walks outs in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and the role of student activism. Continue reading

What can we learn from the Stoneman school shooting?


This NewsHour Extra lesson provides teachers with a summary and discussion questions about Wednesday’s school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in which 17 people were killed. Continue reading

20 pertinent classroom resources for Black History Month


Bayard Rustin, seen here in 1964 surrounded by young people before a demonstration, was a a civil rights and a gay rights activist and chief…read more

DACA provides all students with a lesson in social justice


Anxiety levels among undocumented students continue to grow due to the Trump administration’s promise to crack down on illegal immigration. In response, learn how California educators are receiving training to become advocates for this group of Dreamers. Continue reading

You have to speak up: Lessons from the Holocaust


DOWNLOAD VIDEO Note: This video contains graphic images of the Holocaust. Please preview before showing to your students. Video Summary: International Holocaust Remembrance Day is…read more

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