Source: NY Times
Learn why middle school and high school students in LA
embrace marathon running.
Source: NY Times
Read about how student activists from all over the world
gathered at the Climate Change Conference to make their voices heard about the
planet and their future on it.
Source: TED Talks
Nobel-Prize winner Albert Einstein was one. Susan Cain presents her ideas about the value of introverts. She argues that though many people today prize being social and outgoing, being contemplative and quiet should also be encouraged and celebrated. Listen to her TED talk or read the transcript.
In honor of Indigenous
People’s Day, these young activists raise awareness about multifaceted
Source: Washington Post
Read about how smart phones
and social media impact the social lives of teens.
Read about Aubrie Lee’s experience with activism and her advice for young aspiring activists.
Source: The New York Times
Teenagers reflect on a year of pandemic precautions through their words and artistic representations.
Do you know someone whose story should be heard—and remembered? StoryCorps is a spectacular project in which people just like you, your family, and your friends sit down to chat and record stories from their lives. Visit the site to hear some amazing tales and watch a few videos. When you’ve finished, click the “Record Your Story” link to find out how you, too, can see to it that the stories of your family and friends get heard.
This book excerpt explains why classes shouldn’t avoid discussing politics and provides tips for doing it well.
Source: Accredited Schools Online
Voting for the first time is a rite of passage that will make your voice heard at the highest levels. Find out the facts now, so you’ll be ready when the time comes.
Source: The Miami Student
Students learning remotely have plenty of good reasons to keep their cameras off. Instructors have plenty of good reasons for wanting them on. How much should you share?
The star of the 2021 Presidential inauguration was a 22-year-old poet who had already climbed a steep hill.
In response to the educational challenges presented by the pandemic, students are arming themselves with data.
Source: TED Ed
People don’t need to be old to make history. In this talk, Brad Meltzer encourages young people to change the world by following three simple principles.
Source: The Quad Cities Dispatch-Argus
As school doors were closing in the spring of 2020, one Texas 8th grader was using her knowledge and curiosity to tackle the pandemic.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor
Café owners in Uganda encourage their customers to learn sign language to interact with their staff. Choose the Quick Read text option to get the basic story or the Deep Read text option for more details.
Source: The Washington Post
Students across the country are making their voices heard:
they want more diversity and thoughtful planning around anti-racism in their
Source: AP News
Animator Steven Hunter is proud to be a part of Pixar’s
first film containing an LGBTQ protagonist.
Source: The Los Angeles Times
Although detained in China for being critical of the Chinese government, Ai Weiwei still manages to create art supporting human rights and free speech. Read this photo essay about a visit to Alcatraz, a former military prison, and view Weiwei’s art made of Legos that speaks up for people from around the world who were imprisoned or exiled from their countries.