ACTION

RESPOND TO ISSUES YOU CARE ABOUT,
EXTEND YOUR DEFINITION OF CIVIC ACTION
IN THE DIGITAL AGE

TEACHER BACKGROUND

INFORMATION

Educating 4 Democracy with videos and resources on Civic Action.

 

Students can check out Global Citizens as an online resource to inform themselves about issues as well as participate in campaigns. 

 

CIRCLE based out of Tufts University provides statistics and data on youth civic engagement. Be sure to check out the article on Dispelling Myths About Youth Voting.

Youth Front. A resource that provides "advice on leading change from experienced youth activists and allies.

American Creed: Writing Our Future. A National Writing Project publishing project, that invites youth and educator participation.

Earl, Jennifer. Slacktivism for everyone: How keyboard activism is affecting social movements.
 

Facing History and Ourselves. Curricula on “Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Movement: 1954-1985.” Available at: https://www.facinghistory.org/resource-library/eyes-prize-americas-civil-rights-movement

 

Kurwa, N. (2014, December 4). “Black Lives Matter” slogan becomes a bigger movement. NPR News.

 

Lieb, D. A. (2015, August 3). Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more. Chicago Tribune.

 

Lopez, G. (2014, December 29). Americans tweeted about Ferguson more than any other news story in 2014. Vox.

 

Sichynsky, T. (2016, March 21). These 10 Twitter hashtags changed the way we talk about social issues. The Washington Post.