Civics in the Community | February 25, 2015 | 2 Comments
Not many would argue that being a police officer is a difficult and often dangerous task. However, there have been a series of recent incidents across the country where police officers have been implicated in abusing their power and committing violent acts of police brutality. These events highlight the tension between police officers and the […]
Civics in the Community | February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
Terrorist groups of many origins are proliferating all around the world. We are periodically reminded of this threat when tragic events occur like the recent attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in France. View what students had to say when asked, “As terrorist groups grow, fragment and proliferate, how do we stop terrorism? “
Civics in the Community | February 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
In early January, the attacks on French satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, sparked demonstrations and protests around the world and brought into the question the importance of the protection of free speech. View how young folks responded to the question, KQED asked students to answer the question, When should free speech be protected and why?
Civics in the Community | January 29, 2015 | 1 Comment
Depression is now the leading cause of disability among American teens and adults ages 15 to 44. Depression in teens may be difficult for others to recognize. Family values and cultural views of mental illness can dramatically affect how depression in teens is recognized and understood. Hear how teenagers talk about how depression is looked at in their communities.
Bay Area Youth Media Network | January 15, 2015 | 1 Comment
“A Different Kind of Love” is a story that centers around the Reyes family and their journey to acceptance. The touching documentary short focuses on not just the gay rights movement but also an individual’s journey to equality.
Civics in the Community | January 12, 2015 | 5 Comments
It may seem like an odd concept to offer recess to high school students, but growing research shows that people will learn better and stay focused when given breaks during the day. Hear what young folks had to say when asked if recess could help students reduce stress while still preparing them for higher education.
Civics in the Community | December 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
2014 has brought on many events that will change the world forever. Students shared what they felt were the most important/impactful events of 2014.
Civics in the Community | December 15, 2014
High school students across California this fall created and entered editorial cartoons in a contest that included schools from Chula Vista down south to Ukiah up north. See the winners here.
Bay Area Youth Media Network | December 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
This short youth-produced documentary illustrates an interesting perspective on consumer surveillance, as it parallels modern government to the Panopticon, a type of institutional building designed by the English philosopher and social theorist Jeremy Bentham in the late 18th century. This video was an official selection of BAYMN FEST 2014.
Civics in the Community | December 11, 2014 | 24 Comments
Recently the grand jury made a decision to not indict Darren Wilson, a white police officer, for the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen. Students discuss whether justice was served in the grand jury hearing.