This lesson introduces students to the controversy over Justice Kennedy’s retirement and Trump’s role in reshaping the Supreme Court. The first reading reviews Kennedy’s career and highlights the significance of his role as a swing vote on the court. The second reading examines possible consequences of a Kavanaugh appointment and examines how a variety of groups are resisting Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
Protests across the country reflect widespread outrage over the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policies. In this lesson, students learn about the controversy over the administration's policies to separate and/or detain families who are seeking to immigrate to the U.S.
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Edna Chavez, a 17-year-old senior from South Los Angeles, made an impassioned speech about gun violence at the student led March for Our Lives in March 2018. In this lesson,
In the wake of the Parkland school shooting, many have called for increased "school security" measures. In this lesson, students consider whether such measures make schools safer
How can activists - including young people who are organizing against gun violence - sustain themselves for the long haul? In this activity, students consider quotes from activists
In small and large groups, students read media quotes and reflect on some of the successes that young people have booked in building a movement to end gun violence.
In this activity, structured as a circle, students reflect on memories, quotes, and photos from the massive student-led March for Our Lives on Saturday, March 24, 2018.
Students learn what gerrymandering is and why it poses a problem for U.S. democracy, and consider recent attempts to combat the practice.
Students explore the connections between young people in Florida campaigning for gun reform and youth leaders in Black Lives Matter – and consider why the media has focused so much
Students learn about efforts by youth activists to challenge U.S. gun laws, and discuss the range of gun reform proposals under consideration.
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In this lesson, students step back from the debate over a "border wall," and consider the moral arguments for and against “no borders."
Students explore the controversy over the Trump administration's proposal to add a question about citizenship to the census — and learn about the history and purpose of the U.S.
Students view and discuss the viral video of two black men being handcuffed and walked out of a Philadelphia Starbucks by six police officers in April 2018. Students consider the
RP Video Library: This video shows a peer facilitated restorative circle to problem solve around lateness in school. The Circle is implemented with fidelity, according to the key
RP Video Library: This video shows the power of an effectively teacher facilitated circle to build community and address issues. The circle is implemented with fidelity, according
RP Video Library: This video shows the power of an effectively student facilitated restorative circle to build community through storytelling. The circle is implemented with