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How to Teach Your Teenager to Invest
He knew he had time on ... taking a deep plunge. For those teens, a good first investment might be something tangible. "I'd recommend they purchase a silver coin for an investment of less than $20," K... read more
The Death of Michael Brown: Teaching About Ferguson
Teaching ideas based on New York Times ... around the most-mentioned themes and questions. We hope you’ll keep adding ideas in our comments section, and we’ll keep updating this post if you do. For ma... read more
How Harvard Is Teaching Resistance
While deep fault lines have long divided America ... and reaction into action.” “You can’t have a resistance if you’re just resisting one time,” said Michael Blake, Vice Chair of the Democratic Nation... read more
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Can a divided America come together under Trump? Historians weigh in
Against this backdrop I turned to historians and political scientists to ask how America is ever going to unwind the present atmosphere of dug-in political division. Do ... that time who is as outspok... read more
How are Ron DeSantis and Andrew Gillum different? Look at their education plans.
"And how do you not ... to require teaching of the Constitution in all classrooms. Yet Florida doesn't use Common Core. Instead it crafted its own state standards, which mirrored Common Core but also ... read more
Deeper Learning: 10 Ways You Can Die
I'll avoid obvious points, like you need to know what you want to teach, and try to focus on some that are a little less visible. You will die: 1. If you haven't experienced deep or powerful ... and m... read more
OPINION: Donald Trump and teaching in a democracy: Where did we go wrong?
For educators across the nation, it has been a trying time. Most educators believe that schooling ... It is why many of us, who have a deep belief in our democracy, chose to teach. And yet, as an educ... read more
Meet the 10 Super Surgeons Tasked with Putting MLB's Broken Arms Back Together
Did you know his athletic background is not in baseball or football, but track and field? (He was a pole vaulter.) Do most super surgeons come from ... If I wanted, I could go 20 or 30 deep with this ... read more
What happens when a big news company makes a small bet on “slow innovation”?
Instead, we looked to address four key questions that we considered the realm of slow innovation: How do you keep a focus ... California’s Civic Paths team to explore our content from the perspective ... read more
A Delicate Balance
Teaching ideas based on New York ... How prominent an issue do you think race is in national or international news? To order The New York Times for your classroom, click here. Civics Standard 9- Under... read more
Political Ignorance and Voting for a Lesser Evil
During the November 2017 election here in Virginia, I spent more time than usual figuring out who to vote for because I was more divided in ... is not a breach of civic duty; to the contrary, it is of... read more
America's Civic Duty: Start Teaching Democracy
We are losing our capacity to engage in civil discussion, to reckon with complex problems and to empathize with fellow citizens across the political divide ... the top stories you need to know right n... read more