The mission of ECHO—Education through Cultural and Historical Organizations—is to increase understanding of and respect for the values, perspectives, traditions, and forms of creativity, expression, and communication among the peoples of the United States so that all may thrive in an increasingly diverse society. To achieve this mission, ECHO’s partners have delivered innovative, culturally based educational programs, cultural exchanges, internships, apprenticeships, and other activities that have served as national models. Teachers can explore the ECHO website for useful resources, teaching ideas, and information centered around nine themes: Cross-cultural Communication; Culture & Change; Dance, Music & Celebration; Environment, Food and Foodways; Indigenous Americans; Leaders & Leadership; Stories & Storytelling; and Trade, Travel & Transportation.
Teaching for Change provides teachers and parents with the tools to create schools where students learn to read, write, and change the world. By drawing direct connections to real-world issues, Teaching for Change encourages teachers and students to question and rethink the world inside and outside their classrooms.
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting,in Washington, DC, invites students around the world to enter the 2020 Local Letters forGlobal Change contest. Students can make their voice heard this election season by writing a letter to a local elected representative that explains the global issue they want their local official to prioritize.
PBS affiliate WETA has made available a list of propaganda techniques that make false connections (such as the techniques of “transfer” and “testimonial”), or constitute special appeals (such as “bandwagon” and “fear”), or are types of logical fallacy (for example, “unwarranted extrapolation”).