The TED-Ed Clubs program supports students in discovering, exploring, and presenting their big ideas in the form of short, TED-style talks. The program is a global network of passionate youth with ideas worth sharing. When they join TED-Ed Clubs, students will be joining more than 3,000 clubs in 115 countries. In TED-Ed Clubs, students work together to discuss and celebrate creative ideas. Club leaders receive TED-Ed’s flexible Clubs curriculum to guide their school’s club and to help inspire tomorrow’s TED speakers and leaders. The first part of the Clubs curriculum has members explore the ideas they’re passionate about. By diving into activities that expand curiosity, club members identify and discuss what matters most to them. As members journey through the TED-ED Clubs curriculum, they are challenged to identify and shape their own story. Through guided brainstorms and active peer feedback exercises, members craft their own TED-style talk. At the end of the cycle, members record their talk and upload it to the TED-Ed Clubs YouTube channel, where they can share their talk with family members, friends, communities, and the world. TED-Ed Clubs are designed to support students aged 8–18 all over the world. Anyone over the age of 13 can submit an application to start a club.
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”).