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Can Artist Manifestos Create Social Change?

Do Now | February 10, 2015 | 8 Comments

Can Artist Manifestos Create Social Change?

Artists have a history of publishing manifestos. A manifesto is a written public statement declaring the intentions, motives, or views of an individual or group. Manifestos are noted for their powerful and bold language. Create a short manifesto that expresses your own point of view about the role of art or artists in political and social change.

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Are Teens Today More Narcissistic Than Previous Generations?

Do Now | February 6, 2015 | 166 Comments

Are Teens Today More Narcissistic Than Previous Generations?

“Millennials are more narcissistic than boomers and gen Xers were at the same age,” said Jean Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University and the author of several books on narcissism. Do you think teens today are more narcissistic than previous generations?

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When Should Animals Be Used for Research or Industry Testing?

Do Now | February 3, 2015 | 52 Comments

When Should Animals Be Used for Research or Industry Testing?

Animal testing in scientific and commercial research has a long and controversial history. When do you think animals should be used for research or industry testing, if ever?

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Do Police Serve and Protect Your Community?

Do Now | January 30, 2015 | 353 Comments

Do Police Serve and Protect Your Community?

In the wake of Ferguson and other recent high visibility incidents throughout the country in which white police officers killed unarmed black males, increased national focus has been placed on the often frayed relationship between police and the communities they are responsible for serving. Do you think the police help make your community safer?

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Why Does Diversity in Film Matter?

Do Now | January 27, 2015 | 29 Comments

Why Does Diversity in Film Matter?

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #DoNowOscar For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now Why does diversity in film matter? Is diversity in films and other forms of entertainment important […]

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How Do We Stop Terrorism?

Do Now | January 23, 2015 | 858 Comments

How Do We Stop Terrorism?

As terrorist groups change, grow and new ones are created, how can the West defend itself? It’s a complicated landscape that is stretching intelligence and military forces and leaves us asking, “How can we stop terrorism?”

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Should Cold Sufferers Wear Medical Masks?

Do Now | January 20, 2015 | 38 Comments

Should Cold Sufferers Wear Medical Masks?

Every year, millions of Americans come down with a case of the common cold, resulting in many missed days of school and work. Should cold sufferers wear medical masks to help prevent spreading germs? Would you wear one the next time you have a cold?

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When Should Free Speech Be Protected?

Do Now | January 16, 2015 | 343 Comments

When Should Free Speech Be Protected?

Wednesday’s attack at the Paris office of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo is thought to have been the work of killers who believe cartoons can be so offensive that they justified the murder of 12 people. When should free speech be protected and why?

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What Could a Superhero Do in Your Community?

Do Now | January 13, 2015 | 558 Comments

What Could a Superhero Do in Your Community?

What are the real issues in your community that could use a superhero’s help? In collaboration with a superhero team like the Justice League, what kind of action could you take to help your neighbors and classmates, or improve your local landscape? Explore the art of Amy Franceschini.

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How Does Your Community View Depression?

Do Now | January 9, 2015 | 227 Comments

How Does Your Community View Depression?

Adolescence is a time for major physical, emotional and social changes, and the result can feel like a bit of personality roller coaster. But for many young people, their feelings of anxiousness or sadness amount to more than a day or two of high school blues. How is mental illness viewed in your community?

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