Student Activism

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…
September 11, 2016
BLM Lesson Series Part 2:   "All Lives Matter" versus "Black Lives Matter"   To the Teacher:  The lesson below is the second in a 3-lesson series in which we take a close look at the Black Lives…
September 9, 2016
BLM Lesson Series Part 1: An Introduction   It’s been almost two years since Black Lives Matter, the social protest movement against "the disproportionate impact of state violence on Black lives"…
April 30, 2016
  Ted Cruz, candidate for the Republican nomination for president, had been invited to speak at the Bronx Lighthouse College Preparatory Academy in New York City on April 6, 2016.  A group of…
December 14, 2014
To the Teacher: In the past several months, massive student-led protests have erupted in Mexico against government corruption and the state’s failure to protect its citizens from widespread gang…
June 28, 2006
By Alan Shapiro   To the Teacher: The 19th century French historian Alexis de Tocqueville seems to have been the first to comment publicly on the American propensity to form associations and to…