Democracy is a verb.

 

Issues

Interviewer Prep 101

Looking to help your students prep for inviting and/or interviewing a guest speaker visiting your class? Click the icon below for a quick activity and worksheet created by Mikva teacher Tricia Tepavchevich at Infinity High School to help structure this kind of preparation.
Developing_interviewing_questions.doc

Pro-Con of Controversial Topics

Looking for information on controversial issues?  ProCon.org presents research in a straightforward, nonpartisan, pro-con format.  It’s a great resource for class debates or to better understand the complexity of issues.  The site offers a list of varied topics.  Click here for their website.

Solutions Exploration Chart

Seeking a good mechanism to help your students keep track of and rank the solution/action options for your class issue that different groups or classmates are proposing? Check out the chart below submitted by Mikva teacher Maggie Hoffman at Perspectives-Joslin (sample entries in the chart can be deleted to print a blank copy):
Solutions_Exploration_Chart.docx

Using Hollywood Movies to Explain Microaggressions

Check out this video from Quartz to see one way that microaggressions can be explained.

88%

of Mikva alumni are registered voters, vs. only 53% of 18-29 yr. olds nationwide

50%

of alumni of our Elections in Action programs continue to volunteer for political campaigns, vs. only 2% of 18-29 yr. old nationwide

1,684

students campaigned during the 2015-16 Election Season

69%

of Mikva alumni continue to volunteer in their communities, vs. only 36% of 18-29 yr. olds nationwide

145

Chicagoland teachers participate in Mikva Challenge programs

2,000+

Mikva students serve as election judges each election cycle

7,000

young people from 115 schools across Chicagoland participate in Mikva Challenge programs annually

66%

of Mikva alumni encourage their friends and family to be politically engaged, vs. only 35% of 18-29 yr. olds nationwide

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