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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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Do Now Round Up: Video Game Violence (from students at Berkeley High School)

Do Now Round-Ups | January 29, 2013 | 1 Comment

Do Now Round Up: Video Game Violence (from students at Berkeley High School)

This week’s Do Now Round Up focuses on one particular Storify project from Berkeley High School’s Arts & Humanities Academy Fall 2012 Senior Interdisciplinary Project. For their final papers, students were assigned to explore the multiple narratives surrounding a variety of socio-political issues, with particular attention to how these narratives are developed, articulated, and perpetuated. […]

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Do Now #58: The Effects of Violence in Media

Do Now | January 19, 2013 | 29 Comments

Do Now #58: The Effects of Violence in Media

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 Is there a link between aggressive behavior and the portrayal of violence in the media? Do […]

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Do Now #54: Gun Violence in America

Do Now | December 17, 2012 | 4 Comments

Do Now #54: Gun Violence in America

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 After the tragedy that occurred at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut last week, should the […]

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