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When Should Free Speech Be Protected? Students Weigh In

Civics in the Community | February 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

When Should Free Speech Be Protected? Students Weigh In

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?

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What Could a Superhero Do in Your Community? Students Weigh In

Arts | February 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

What Could a Superhero Do in Your Community? Students Weigh In

Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Thor, Spider Man, what do these names have in common? They are the superheroes we have grown to know and aspire to be. View what students think are the real issues in their communities that could use a superhero’s help.

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How Does Your Community View Depression? Teenagers Weigh In

Civics in the Community | January 29, 2015 | 1 Comment

How Does Your Community View Depression? Teenagers Weigh In

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.

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Is It Ethical to Colonize Mars? Students Weigh In

Community Created Content | January 27, 2015 | 1 Comment

Is It Ethical to Colonize Mars? Students Weigh In

Last month students were asked whether or not it is ethical to colonize Mars via the Mars One mission. In the year 2024, four individuals will leave Earth on a one-way trip to Mars. Every two years after that, four more individuals will join them, beginning the colonization of Mars. Research shows that Mars has […]

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Do High School Students Need Recess? Students Weigh In

Civics in the Community | January 12, 2015 | 6 Comments

Do High School Students Need Recess? Students Weigh In

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.

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Which is More Truthful: Words or Images? Students Weigh In

Arts | January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Which is More Truthful: Words or Images? Students Weigh In

A combination of words and images can affect our understanding and interpretation of many things going on around us. Here are some thoughtful ideas presented by students about how captions affect the way we “read” photographs.

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What Event in 2014 Affected You the Most? Students Weigh In

Civics in the Community | December 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

What Event in 2014 Affected You the Most? Students Weigh In

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.

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Was Justice Served in the Ferguson Decision? Students Weigh In

Civics in the Community | December 11, 2014 | 24 Comments

Was Justice Served in the Ferguson Decision? Students Weigh In

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.

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Are Women Misrepresented in Video Games? Students Weigh In

Arts | December 10, 2014 | 5 Comments

Are Women Misrepresented in Video Games? Students Weigh In

Anita Sarkeesian, creator of Feminist Frequency, a website that analyzes patriarchy and misogyny in pop culture, has suffered all sorts of harassment for her successful video series. Harassers and angry gamers have made rape, bomb, and even death threats to Sarkeesian. You can read more about it in last week’s Do Now entitled Are Women […]

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Should Obama Have Granted Deportation Relief? Students Weigh In

Civics in the Community | December 4, 2014 | 1 Comment

Should Obama Have Granted Deportation Relief? Students Weigh In

Last week, students were asked whether or not Obama should have granted deportation relief to over 5 million immigrants who meet certain criteria. They were asked, “Should the President have given deportation deferrals and work permits to undocumented immigrants whose children are American citizens?”

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