A New Year, a New Ebook! Democracy and Civic Unrest
photo credit: Minnesota Historical Society
Welcome to 2016! The first few weeks of a new year always feel full of potential. Will this be the year you finally read War and Peace? Will this be the year you eat salads every day? Maybe this will be the year you finish writing a book, building a house, or training for a marathon! The possibilities are endless.
The first month of the new year is a great chance to discuss important topics with kids. Martin Luther King Jr. Day falls on January 18, and what better introduction to the topic of democracy and civic unrest for kids? Children living in the United States have a lot of freedom, and realizing the history behind that freedom and how to respect that freedom is an important part of education.
To help, we've produced a new ebook called Democracy and Civic Unrest: Teach Kids "Be the Change." Here you'll find activities that introduce the concept of participating in a democracy by peacefully working for change, discussions on gender equality, and other ideas for exploring democracy. As we head into a vibrant election year, this kind of information is a terrific chance for kids to participate in this very important process!