Activism

December 17, 2014
Gathering Ask students: What do you know about what happened recently in a café in Sydney, Australia? Elicit and explain that on December 14,  2014, an armed man took 17 customers and staff hostage…
October 16, 2014
Learning Objectives Students will analyze the controversial Jefferson County (Jeffco) School Board statement apply the board’s proposed evaluation guidelines to selected events in U.S. history…
June 5, 2014
Objectives: Students will:  Learn about the history of discrimination against gay, lesbian, and transgender people in the United States Learn about the history of Gay Pride Month, which is…
May 27, 2014
To the Teacher: This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. On July 2, 1964, when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law landmark legislation outlawing discrimination based…
April 29, 2014
To the Teacher:  This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Freedom Summer, an effort by civil rights groups to register African American voters in the Deep South. One year after Freedom…
April 21, 2014
To the Teacher On April 10, 2014, Desmond Tutu, the retired South African Anglican Archbishop, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and anti-apartheid activist, called for people to take action to stop climate…
March 4, 2014
Gathering  (10 minutes) Read the following opening quote from an article in the Economist last week:    "SMOULDERING fires, streets covered in soot, a smell of burned tyres; young men in military…
February 2, 2014
To the teacher: The life and music of Pete Seeger, who died on January 27, 2014, at the age of 94, provides a teachable moment on activism, music, and on nearly every major social movement over the…
January 28, 2014
Here are some preliminary ideas on ways to educate young people about the life of folk singer and activist Pete Seeger, who died on January 27 at the age of 94.      1.  WORDS: Listen to songs,…
May 16, 2013
To the Teacher:    Over the past two years, environmental activists have made the proposed expansion of the Keystone XL pipeline a critical symbolic fight in the larger struggle over how to respond…