Letters to the Next President 2.0 engages and connects youth aged 13–18, as they research, write, and make media to voice their opinions on issues that matter to them in the upcoming election. Throughout the spring, KQED Education will host a series of multimedia skill-building activities, called Media Makes, for teachers and students to practice digital media making that facilitates dialogue around critical issues in this election.
From artifacts on the Seneca Falls Convention to a video on Susan B. Anthony’s arrest to a timeline on major events in the fight for gender equality, NewseumED is a source for lesson plans and activities that can be used to observe Women’s History Month in March—and all year long.
Available from Seedling USA, Seedling Comic Studio is a freeiOS tool for creating comics/graphic stories. Students can make one-frame or an entire multipage book combining photographs from their camera or camera roll, cutouts, speech bubbles, free-form text, filters, backgrounds, and stickers.
Making a Change,
a learning module from Newseum Digital
Classroom, explores how the First Amendment shaped the civil rights
movement. Students can delve into hundreds of historical newspapers, videos,
photographs, and more to find out how the five freedoms empowered people
fighting for change—and those fighting against it.