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Visual Learning: Keep It Light
This visual learning lesson will get your students thinking about solar power and unbelievable inventions.
Teacher Has Unique Handshake for Every Student
Fifth grade teacher Barry White, Jr. of North Caroline created a unique handshake for each of his students based on their individual personalities.
Random Acts of Kindness
Like any skill, kindness takes practice. Teach kindness and other social-emotional skills with these outstanding free resources, including an educators guide, from the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation.
"Resistance 101" Lesson: Unsung Heroes and Activists
Young people across the country are pouring into the streets to protest for social justice. But to create real change, students need to know what comes next. “Resistance 101” introduces students to real-life activists and the strategies they’ve used to create a fairer world.
How an Ethnic Studies Class Took to the Streets and the Internet to Support Standing Rock
When students in Carah Reed’s Ethnic Studies class realized that the mass media wasn’t sharing the truth about Standing Rock, they dug deeper to learn more. These inner-city high schoolers shared their findings on social media and took action to support the water protectors. This is Carah’s story.
Detroit’s Massive Muslim Community Looks for Allies in the Trump Era
by Zenobia Jeffries
Fifty-five percent of Americans know very little or nothing at all about Islam, but this group wants to change that.
Changing Hearts and Opening Minds—It Happens When We Listen
by Sarah van Gelder
We can start difficult conversations by speaking from the heart and sharing our wish for a world where everyone is safe and free.
A 10-Point Plan to Stop Trump—And Make Gains in Justice and Equality
by George Lakey
The first step? Recognize that we represent the majority.
Winona LaDuke on New Ways to Keep Pipelines Out of the Great Lakes
by Winona LaDuke
The surge of formal opposition to tar sands and fracked oil pipelines shows how Standing Rock resistance has emboldened Great Lakes tribes.
Amid “Muslim Ban” Chaos, Van Jones Sends in His Love Army
by Zenobia Jeffries
Lawyers and protestors took action: “Nobody’s going to fight alone.”
Repealing Obamacare Requires Finding Something Better (Might I Suggest Single-Payer?)
by Mark Trahant
Congress is already slowing down on the promise to end the Affordable Care Act, as the realities of a replacement sink in.
Harry Potter Is Relevant to Fighting Trump—But Not The Way You Think
by Ray Stoeve
How to adapt the fictional lessons of the Harry Potter universe to a real-life Voldemort.
“We Don’t Want Your Tiny Hands Anywhere Near Our Underpants”
by Olivia Anderson
How feminist punk bands are igniting the fight against Donald Trump.
5 Ways Indian Country Can Resist Trump’s Chaos
by Mark Trahant
North Dakota’s move to put states in charge of reservations is just one example of the possible nonsense to come. The Trump Era will require new strategies.
National “Vote by Mail” Could Add Millions of Votes in 2018
by Josh Cohen
Laws that caused voter suppression targeted mostly people of color and poor people. But new legislation could fix that.