In this session participants will engage in a lively facilitated deliberation about whether we should adopt mandatory voting in the United States. This deliberation will model a best-case, fair hearing of different points of view.
Scholarly research. Library of Congress primary source analysis, economic analysis, a deeper understanding of economic recessions through historical context and student poster presentations is featured in this sessions. Teacher handouts and rubrics are provided.
A mobile app that uses a series of game-based learning modules and primary source documents to explore the basic tenets of representative government and the challenges that it faces in contemporary society.
A scholarship contest designed to facilitate global learning inside and outside of the classroom is now open to all students in grades 8-12. For the third consecutive year, AFS-USA has sponsored Project: Change, a contest that prompts students to analyze global issues and then submit their ideas for a volunteer project that could have a meaningful impact in one of eleven target countries. By participating in this critical thinking exercise, students both learn about the issues affecting global communities and employ 21st century skills to develop strategies for creating a better world. Read more