Explore the maps and links on this page to see how fair access to the ballot box is across the United States.
Telling scary stories around a campfire is an American tradition. In many modern summer camps, however, scary stories are being phased out in favor of activities that have more identifiably “positive outcomes” for everyone. Read this article and decide how you feel about the issue.
Explore this site to find out how to prepare for all kinds of disasters, from drought to winter storms.
The Internet of Things is a movement to make the objects around us, from umbrellas to traffic lights, internet capable. Learn about the technology that already exists and what the future holds.
After over 300 copies of Anne Frank’s diary and related books were vandalized in Japan, Israel and the Japanese Jewish community reached out to replace the books.
Listen to the radio piece to learn about “slacktivism,” or supporting a cause simply by “liking” it on social media, and how experts suggest turning it into real activism.
Sparked by the self-immolation death of a Tunisian fruit vendor, the Arab Spring protests swept across North Africa and the Middle East beginning in early 2011. Explore this interactive timeline for a wealth of information about the protests and what they achieved.
What contributed to the devastating power of Hurricane Katrina? History® provides text, videos, and links on the formation and impact of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Getting closer to nature may help prison inmates build new lives once they are released. Watch a story about one woman trying to help change lives through starting gardens inside prisons.
Free climbers Kevin Jorgesen and Tommy Caldwell reached the summit of El Capitan’s Dawn Wall in Yosemite after over 18 days of hard work. Many consider it the toughest, most challenging rock climb in the world. Read about it here.
Whether it’s disaster relief, anti-bullying, or animal adoption, find a cause that matters to you. What will you do to effect positive change?
This article appeared in January on Holocaust Memorial Day 2015, whose theme was “keep the memory alive.” Every time someone reads Anne Frank’s diary, that is what happens. What is your favorite quote from Anne Frank’s diary?
Learn about the significance of textiles and knitting in protest movements throughout history, and how people continue to use the craft to fight for causes they believe in.
Photographers have captured the impact humans have made on nature in a series of deeply concerning pictures.
World War II may be far in the past, but for the Uighur people of China, disturbing echoes of the Holocaust are happening right now.
Watch this quick public service announcement with world-renowned activist Greta Thunberg as it highlights aspects of her personal quest to inspire others to take action in preserving our climate.
Discover the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill years later and what these adverse effects have wrought on the local marine life.
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.
With hurricane season well under way, communities proactively plan in hopes of minimizing damage.
Thousands of protestors in Brazil and across the globe are protesting the Brazilian president’s environmental policies, which they save have increased the number of fires in the Amazon rainforest.