Youth Voice as Civic Action

07/20/2022 - 9:30am to 1:00pm

Grade levels: All Grade Levels, Professional Development

Content areas: Professional Development

District/Organization: Facing History

How can young people see themselves as an active part of civic society?

Current events make it clear that our work as educators is now more urgent than ever to empower youth with the knowledge, skills and disposition to make positive change through civic action in community and digital spaces.

Join KQED and Facing History for an interactive online workshop exploring the pivotal role of young people in civic engagement. Educators will explore civic standards-aligned classroom ready resources, activities and tools designed to help students harness the power of civic action and audio storytelling to share their stories and viewpoints with their peers and wider community.

Explore our new Facing History resource on Civic Education, “From Reflection to Action: A Choosing to Participate Toolkit.”
Walk away with planning tools for student-led civic action projects
Examine historical and contemporary case studies of youth-led civic action
Practice teaching strategies and classroom activities that reinforce critical thinking and media literacy skills
Create sample audio podcast from script to recording that advocates for a change on the local, national or global level
Explore publishing opportunities through KQED’s Youth Media Challenges that can connect students to an audience beyond the classroom