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Deep Dive: Educating for Democracy in the Digital Age

Hello colleagues, The Teaching Channel has curated a great many resources in one place all focused on "educating for democracy in the digital age." At this link, you can find numerous articles, blogs and videos dealing with the intersection of democracy and digital literacy. 

Teaching the Midterm Elections

Hello colleagues, I am starting a new class next week, and our first unit will focus on the upcoming midterm elections. I'm wondering how many members are planning lessons about the midterms.

"Walking in Solidarity"

Hello colleagues, You will find a beautiful video, "Walking in Solidarity," included in Ryan Maxwell's ASCD Citizens in the Making blog. The video features how students in Portland, Maine, responded when one of their own was discriminated against. Check it out! It will definitely inspire you!

In the blog, Maxwell identifies 4 ways to foster civic engagement in any class. They include the following:

4 ways to foster civic engagement in any class

Hello colleagues, You will find a beautiful video, "Walking in Solidarity," included in Ryan Maxwell's ASCD Citizens in the Making blog. The video features how students in Portland, Maine, responded when one of their own was discriminated against. Check it out! It will definitely inspire you!

In the blog, Maxwell identifies 4 ways to foster civic engagement in any class. They include the following:

The Power of Project-based Learning

Hello colleagues, We know that project-based learning gives us the potential to address a wide range of standards in effective ways. How about a project that allows students to choose a real world project that leads to civic action? Take a look at this video for a great example of such a project, "Preparing Students to Take Action."

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