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Civic Literacy

Participating effectively in civic life, staying informed and understanding government processes, and exercising the rights and obligations of citizenship.

PBS POV Documentaries

Dec 01, 2015

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Foster Dialogue About Social Issues

PBS’s POV documentaries are a valuable resource for teachers and students. Did you know that more than 80 POV films are available to educators and librarians for free? Use the companion lesson plans to present POV films to your class.

Terrorism Children

Dec 01, 2015

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Develop Peacemaking Skills

On the morning of September 11, 2001, Dr. Judith Myers-Walls, Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Purdue University, was getting ready for work and watching the morning news when she saw the tragic events of that day unfold. She had significant experience with preparing materials to help parents and other adults talk to children about media events such as those.

Global Conversation Between Students

Nov 02, 2015

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Build Empathy Through Virtual Reality

What if you could take your students to visit war-torn nations such as Syria? What would their reactions be? What would it mean for global understanding and cooperation?

Public Conversation

Nov 02, 2015

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Discuss Issues in Racially Pluralistic Classrooms

Teachers not only need to understand how to choose the right issues and create an open and fair climate for discussion; they also need to learn about themselves and their identities when leading discussions in racially pluralistic classrooms.

Digital Courses History Economics Government

Nov 02, 2015

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Present the Words and Ideas of America’s Founders

The Bill of Rights Institute has developed Documents of Freedom, a free, comprehensive, interactive digital course covering all the history, government, and economics topics in traditional textbooks.

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