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Was Justice Served in the Ferguson Decision? Students Weigh In

Civics in the Community | December 11, 2014 | 23 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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Was Justice Served by the Darren Wilson Grand Jury?

Do Now | November 28, 2014 | 730 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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How can we change things so that there is no “next Michael Brown?”

Do Now | September 5, 2014 | 403 Comments

How can we change things so that there is no “next Michael Brown?”

On August 9, 2014, black teenager Michael Brown was shot and killed by white police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was unarmed at the time of his death. How can we, as students and young people, change things so that there is no “next Michael Brown?”

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Serve Your Time in Prison, Then You Can Vote

Do Now Round-Ups | March 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

Serve Your Time in Prison, Then You Can Vote

Should the right to vote be a privilege to law abiding citizens only? Last week, students discussed whether or not felons should be given the opportunity to vote while in prison or after their sentence in our #DoNowVoter post. We asked students, Most states don’t allow prisoners to vote, and some even permanently disenfranchise felons after their release. Should felons have the right to vote, and at what point?

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Dear MLK, Racial Discrimination Still Exists

Do Now Round-Ups | January 31, 2014 | 1 Comment

Dear MLK, Racial Discrimination Still Exists

Last week, students across the nation discussed what Martin Luther King Jr. would think of society today in our #DoNowMLK post. We asked students If Martin Luther King walked through your community today, do you think he’d be satisfied with the way things are? What specific things would he be happy or dissatisfied with?

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What Would Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Think?

Do Now: Government and Civics | January 17, 2014 | 407 Comments

What Would Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Think?

The comedian Chris Rock once famously advised, ‘If a friend calls you on the telephone and says they’re lost on Martin Luther King Boulevard and they want to know what they should do, the best response is ‘Run!’” He added: “You know what’s so sad? Martin Luther King stood for non violence. And I don’t care where you are in America, if you’re on Martin Luther King Boulevard, there’s some violence going down.” If Martin Luther King walked through your community today, do you think he’d be satisfied with the way things are?

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Is Dr. Martin Luther King’s Dream a Reality Today?

Do Now | August 23, 2013 | 226 Comments

Is Dr. Martin Luther King’s Dream a Reality Today?

August 28, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, where 250,000 peaceful demonstrators of all racial and socio-economic backgrounds filled the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to show their support for equal treatment for African Americans under the law, and equal access to good jobs.

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Do Now #39: To Suspend or Expel…Or Not, That’s the Question?

Do Now | September 21, 2012 | 36 Comments

Do Now #39: To Suspend or Expel…Or Not, That’s the Question?

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 #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now Are students suspended regularly at your school? Do you think they deserved it? Are there more […]

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The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow series in PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia | January 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow series in PBS LearningMedia

February is Black History Month. These resources from the PBS series The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow take students on sweeping journey through a defining era in American history with personal narratives, excusive stories and engaging lessons. PBS LearningMedia has 44 educational resources including video, audio, lesson plans and interactives from the series The […]

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How Much Do You Really Know About Martin Luther King, Jr.?

News & Civics | January 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

How Much Do You Really Know About Martin Luther King, Jr.?

On Monday, Americans commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Most of us know at least a little something about the man: he was an African American civil rights leader; he gave the “I Have a Dream” speech; he was assassinated for his efforts … and we get a day off in his […]

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