Source: Psychology Today
Psychologist Carl Pickhardt explains why it’s hard for teenagers to make decisions and offers some advice.
Source: The Washington Post
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.
Source: The Guardian
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.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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?
Source: Deseret News
Read about the decisions that have set a teenager with a tragic past on the path to a bright future.
Source: Common Sense Media
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?
Source: The New York Times
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.
Source: Book Riot
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.
Source: Young Post
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.
Source: Common Sense Media
How do you decide what to believe? See what other young people think about the information they see every day.
Source: National Archives
Learn about the simple decision made by Rosa Parks in 1955 that helped inspire the Civil Rights movement. Scroll down to view the handwritten police report and other records from this event.
Source: Big Think
It might seem that careful thought about all of the options would drive our decision making. But researchers have found that confidence is a bigger driver.
Source: World War II Magazine
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.
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.
Learn about the hardships and decisions made by one of the most Important scientists of the 20th century.