ACTION

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

TEACHER BACKGROUND

INFORMATION

Teaching Channel Deep Dive on Educating for Democracy in Digital Age.

Action: What are effective ways to take action in the digital age? Videos and curricular resources.

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

 

KQED Teach: Free online module on Taking Charge of Social Media that helps educators explore how to use social media tools to learn, share, and make your voice heard. You can also explore other modules from KQED Teach here.

 

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.