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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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Do High School Students Need Recess?

Do Now | December 12, 2014 | 352 Comments

Do High School Students Need Recess?

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 #DoNowRecess For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now What would your ideal school schedule look like? How can high schools help students de-stress while […]

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Is It Ethical to Colonize Mars?

Do Now | December 9, 2014 | 68 Comments

Is It Ethical to Colonize Mars?

In 2024, Mars One is planning to send four individuals on an one-way trip to live on Mars. Is it ethical to colonize Mars or other planets outside of our own?

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What Event in 2014 Affected You the Most?

Do Now | December 5, 2014 | 468 Comments

What Event in 2014 Affected You the Most?

The World Cup. The Michael Brown shooting. Scotland’s bid for independence. The war in Gaza. The advance of ISIL through Syria and Iraq. 2014 has brought many events that have forever changed the world and whose effects will reverberate for years to come. What events had the most impact on the world in 2014? Why?

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Which is More Truthful: Words or Images?

Do Now | December 2, 2014 | 39 Comments

Which is More Truthful: Words or Images?

Consider recent news coverage of the Grand Jury’s decision in the Ferguson case. How does the pairing of pictures and captions in the media convey different points of view? How do captions affect the way we “read” photographs?

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Was Justice Served by the Darren Wilson Grand Jury?

Do Now | November 28, 2014 | 748 Comments

Was Justice Served by the Darren Wilson Grand Jury?

On Monday, A Missouri grand jury decided to not charge Darren Wilson, a white police officer, in the August shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old. Do you think the jury’s decision was fair?

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Should We Fund Space Exploration?

Do Now | November 25, 2014 | 18 Comments

Should We Fund Space Exploration?

Human space travel has long been a subject of fascination and scientific inquiry. Should we fund space exploration, or would the money be better spent elsewhere?

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Should Obama Have Granted Deportation Relief?

Do Now | November 21, 2014 | 120 Comments

Should Obama Have Granted Deportation Relief?

Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on “felons, not families.” Should Obama have taken such action?

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Are Women Misrepresented in Games and Other Forms of Pop Culture?

Do Now | November 18, 2014 | 164 Comments

Are Women Misrepresented in Games and Other Forms of Pop Culture?

There’s been a lot of talk in mainstream media about how women gamers and critics are being treated through cyberbullying and harassment. Are women misrepresented in games and other forms of popular culture?

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How Can President Obama and the GOP Congress Work Together?

Do Now | November 14, 2014 | 341 Comments

How Can President Obama and the GOP Congress Work Together?

This month’s election brought sweeping victories for the Republican party, who secured control of the Senate, retained control of the U.S. House of Representatives, and made numerous gains in local and state governments. What are the challenges of a divided government?

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