Activism

April 11, 2018
Gathering: Word Web Write #ENOUGH or #NEVERAGAIN on the board or chart paper and circle it.  Invite students to share their associations with the hashtag.  If necessary, elicit that these hashtags…
February 24, 2018
When we first heard the news of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, we felt sickened, heartbroken, and exhausted.  Here was yet another tragic school shooting, this…
January 1, 2018
To the Teacher:   This activity uses tweets to have students consider some of the events that put feminism on the front burner in 2017 - from the women's march to the #MeToo movement. Consider…
June 8, 2017
To the Teacher   In the mid–1980s, America was thrown into a public health crisis by the sudden emergence of HIV/AIDS. The disease seemed to come from nowhere in the early 1980s and in the…
April 1, 2017
  To the Teacher:   Many people think of their participation in democracy as beginning and ending in the voting booth. However, once politicians take office, there are many ways we can influence…
December 5, 2016
Opening Ceremony Begin the lesson with this mindfulness activity. Get comfortable in your seat. Sit up straight. Put both feet down, soles connecting to the floor. Rest your hands in your lap.…
October 10, 2016
BLM Lesson Series 3: What Is Black Lives Matter Working Towards?   To the Teacher:  The lesson below is the third in a 3-lesson series in which we take a close look at the Black Lives Matter…
March 20, 2016
To the Teacher: Over the past two years a national movement has developed in response to police violence in African-American communities. Especially prominent protests have flared up following the…
February 8, 2015
Ask students if they’ve heard about "Global Divestment Day." Elicit or explain that on February 13-14, 2015, Global Divestment Day, people around the world  will organize flash-mobs, sit-ins and…
January 23, 2015
To the teacher: For three days in early January 2015, two al-Qaeda affiliated brothers and an associate shook France, Europe and much of the rest of the world. The two brothers forced their way into…