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Students Respond to How We Should End Violence Against Women

Civics in the Community | April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Students Respond to How We Should End Violence Against Women

A report from the United Nations states that nations have made only limited progress in gender equality worldwide, and high levels of violence against women still persist. According to the report, 35% of women that have survived physical violence were most commonly inflicted by an intimate partner. And according to the World Health Organization (WHO), […]

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Do You Feel Safe at School?

Do Now: Government and Civics | April 10, 2015 | 82 Comments

Do You Feel Safe at School?

Schools are constantly grappling with how to keep students safe. Do you feel safe at school? How does your school prepare for disasters?

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Does Gun Violence Affect Your Community? Students Weigh In

Civics in the Community | April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Does Gun Violence Affect Your Community? Students Weigh In

Gun use in the United States is a very sensitive and controversial issue. Hear from students about how they feel gun violences affects their various communities?

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Should Teachers Carry Weapons?

Do Now | March 20, 2015 | 208 Comments

Should Teachers Carry Weapons?

Mass shootings in gun free zones like schools have some Western lawmakers considering legislation that would eliminate these zones. Colorado, Wyoming and North Dakota are weighing proposals that would allow guns in schools, in the hopes of avoiding future mass shootings. What do you think?

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How Can We End Violence Against Women?

Do Now | March 13, 2015 | 81 Comments

How Can We End Violence Against Women?

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 #DoNowWomen For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now What steps should we take to end violence against women? Introduction A new report from the […]

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How Does Gun Violence Affect You and Your Community?

Do Now | March 6, 2015 | 67 Comments

How Does Gun Violence Affect You and Your Community?

Gun violence poses a serious threat to U.S. teens and their communities. How does gun violence affect you and your community?

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A Look into Race & Representation within Police Departments

Civics in the Community | October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Look into Race & Representation within Police Departments

A lot of news stories recently have focused on race and law enforcement. Should the members of a police force reflect the larger population they serve?

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Your Legal Rights and Responsibilities with the Police [An Illustrated Guide]

News & Civics | October 3, 2014

Your Legal Rights and Responsibilities with the Police [An Illustrated Guide]

In August, riots erupted in Ferguson, Mo. after a white police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year-old. The incident underscored the importance of people knowing what their rights are when stopped by the police, and how to act appropriately during these interactions to best avoid potentially dangerous confrontations. Cartoon journalist Andy Warner explains the rules of engagement.

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Should Ukrainians Have Ousted Their Democratically Elected Leader?

Do Now: Government and Civics | March 8, 2014 | 414 Comments

Should Ukrainians Have Ousted Their Democratically Elected Leader?

When do people have the right to overthrow their democratically elected government? What risks does Ukraine face by overthrowing its democratically elected leader? When does a foreign country receive the right to interfere in another country’s internal affairs?

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Is Violent Crime Decreasing in Your Community?

Do Now: Government and Civics | January 31, 2014 | 502 Comments

Is Violent Crime Decreasing in Your Community?

Crime rates in the United States have dropped significantly in the last two decades, especially in many urban areas where they are often the highest. Violent crime rates, in particular, have gone way down in many large cities around the country. Is it a result of certain policing strategies, local economic conditions, the availability of community and social services, or other less obvious factors?

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