One of the first demands made by Nazi leader Adolf Hitler was a small territory called the Sudetenland. The decision European leaders made in response to that demand led to World War II.
While Tim Bannon isn’t that into athletics, he won’t let anything—including his disability—get in the way of him doing exactly what he wants to do.
Noor Inayat Khan turned spy to help the Allied forces fighting the Nazis during WWII.
Martha Convers rallies to send thousands of shoes to poverty-stricken children in Venezuela.
Western Carolina University is preserving the Cherokee language, which will help preserve the culture. Learn why this decision matters so much to the Cherokee people.
Psychologist Carl Pickhardt explains why it’s hard for teenagers to make decisions and offers some advice.
A school cafeteria manager writes encouraging messages to students in the most unique way.
A 12-year-old girl has been chasing stories and defending her first amendment rights for years.
Malala Yousafzai almost lost her life for her advocacy of girls’ education. Watch this short video to learn how she grew up to became a social activist and what she has accomplished.
At age 9, Linda Brown was at the center of a landmark school desegregation fight. Learn about her life and accomplishments.
Before he was a Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall argued the Brown v. Board of Education case, achieving an end to legal school segregation.
In 1969, a few young Native Americans occupied Alcatraz Island to protest the United States government’s poor treatment of all Native Americans. Read about what happened as a result of this daring decision.
Over two centuries removed from the American Revolution, it’s easy to forget that colonists had to make a choice—stick with British rule or fight for independence?
Read about the decisions that have set a teenager with a tragic past on the path to a bright future.
You probably already know that elections are decisions with long-term consequences. But when you’re too young to vote, how can you work toward what you consider the right choices?
Despite his many accomplishments, Colin Powell may be best known for a decision that helped spur U.S. military involvement in Iraq. Read about how he evaluated that choice at the time and what he has learned from it.
Difficult choices make spellbinding memoirs. Get a sneak peek at 10 recent memoirs that you might want to check out for yourself.
Once upon a time, a seven-year-old girl named Linda Brown walked six blocks to a bus stop and then rode a bus to school, although another school was only seven blocks from her home. Check out this site to learn what happened when she tried to change schools—and succeeded.
With some decisions, we don’t have the luxury of getting all the facts and considering all the possible consequences. Here’s a split-second decision with a happy ending.
When you decide to buy something, are you sure it’s a good choice? Watch Dan Ariely explain how we may not be as in control of our own decisions as we think.