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.

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Students explore their identities and communities, identify civic issues that matter to them, and consider how they might use digital media for civic participation.

Students work to understand and analyze civic information online, and consider what information they

can trust.

Students navigate diverse perspectives and exchange ideas about civic issues in our inter-connected world .

Students consider how, when and to what end they can create, remix and otherwise re-purpose content that they share with others in online spaces.

Students consider a broad range of tactics and strategies for acting on civic issues.