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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
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
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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
The Ten-Dollar Founding Father Without a Father: Teaching and Learning With ‘Hamilton’
Teaching ideas based on New York Times content ... drawn from real events in history or the lives of real people, do you especially admire? How have they shaped how you view that person, time or place ... read more
How data.world Wants to Unify the Data World
This time we wanted to do things a bit differently, with a different type of operating system. A public benefit corporation doesn’t mean you ... civic-minded data projects. “[Data] is like oil in the ... 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
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
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
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
How should World War I be taught in American schools?
As a professor of social studies education, I’ve noticed that the way in which “the war to end war” is taught in American classrooms has a lot to do ... time, a recent poll by the Pew Research Center ... read more
Teaching kids not to be scared of math might help them achieve
“I know these are the questions you ... teaching style and popularity inside the classroom, he was drawn to the idea that addressing emotional barriers might help them. At the time, The New York City ... read more