Student 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…
April 10, 2018
Gathering / Opening Ceremony   Project the wordcloud below on the white board or print it out and distribute, or distribute the image on this handout.  It is made up of hashtags connected to the…
April 5, 2018
Gathering At the massive student-led March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C., on March 24, 2018, Alex King, a 17-year-old student from North Lawndale College Prep High School in Chicago, a “Peace…
March 28, 2018
The student-led March for Our Lives was one of the largest demonstrations ever in Washington, D.C.  Youth activists across the country are in the spotlight. How can we as educators take advantage of…
March 27, 2018
Gathering   Show the following video of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Cameron Kasky, speaking at the March for Our Lives, a massive student-led protest against gun violence that took…
March 25, 2018
In this activity, structured as a circle, students reflect on memories, quotes, and photos from the student-sponsored March for Our Lives on March 24, 2018. For an introduction to the circle process…
March 6, 2018
  Student Activism Web Ask students for their associations with the phrase "STUDENT ACTIVISM" and record their ideas graphically on a web chart. Making webs often stimulates creative thinking. To…
February 22, 2018
Gathering Share the following quote from the news this past week: “People say it’s too early to talk about it.  If you ask me, it’s way too late.” Invite students to consider what story in the…
September 11, 2017
Gathering   Ask students what they know about the DACA program and why it is currently in the news.    Tell students that on September 5, 2017, the Trump administration announced that it will phase…
September 7, 2017
  To the Teacher   On September 5, 2017, the Trump administration announced that it will phase out a program called DACA, "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals." DACA is an Obama–era program…