The curated resources linked below are an initial sample of the resources coming from a collaborative and rigorous review process with the EAD Content Curation Task Force.
This lesson is designed to help students develop the skills and understanding to engage in civic dialogue across differences. Students will practice empathy through telling each other’s stories.
FIRE’s First Amendment Curriculum guides students in learning why their free speech rights are so valuable, how they are essential to learning and to democracy, and about their proven history in securing justice and fairness for disempowered and marginalized populations. Centered in social and emotional learning, these lessons demonstrate how basic rights can be threatened and illustrate ways to protect them.
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)
The Montgomery Bus Boycott is often understood in overly-simplified terms – the result of Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat. In this lesson, students build a more complex understanding of the causes and context of the boycott as they analyze four historical documents.
Stanford History Education Group
As a highly-structured model for conversation, Deliberations allow teachers to help students cooperatively discuss contested political issues by carefully considering multiple perspectives and searching for consensus. This Deliberation focuses on banning hate speech.
Street Law Inc.
The Speak Up Speak Out facilitation guide is a project-based learning curriculum. It enables students to work together as teams to identify community problems, conduct research about the problem and its root causes, and craft innovative solutions that allow students to take tangible action.
Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life
Watching a debate can help students learn more about the candidates. It also provides an opportunity to explore substance versus style.