Youth Summit Examining Issues of Gender, Bias, and Equity
Through the National Youth Summit, the National Museum of American History offers classrooms the opportunity to wrestle with history and take on challenging conversations, setting the stage for ongoing discussions through the school. The summit brings middle school and high school students together with scholars, teachers, policy experts, and activists in a national conversation about important events in America’s past that have relevance to the nation’s present and future. The summit will examine issues of gender, bias, and equity. History will be the guide as students unpack the question, “What will gender equity look like?” and envision their own answers.
This year’s annual summit will take place live on September 21 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (ET) andon October 12 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is required.
Each year Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Here are curated resources for celebrating and teaching students about Hispanic heritage.
The NEA Foundation’s Envision Equity Grants provide educators across the nation with opportunities to lead an equity-focused reimagining of public education, encouraging students’ love of learning and the best possible educational experience for every child.
Penguin Random House has announced its partnership with Amanda Gorman, the youngest inaugural poet in US history, to launch the Amanda Gorman Award for Poetry, a new creative writing award focused on poetry for high school seniors who are daring and original.