Resources for Educators


Media Make #3: Argue with Images! Infographics (How-to Hangout)

presented by: KQED

As part of a special series designed for Letters to the Next President 2.0, this Media Make how-to hangout focused on the power of data visualizatio...

Letters to the Next President at Youth Voices

presented by: Youth Voices

Find 10 steps students can follow to prepare for writing a letter to the next President. These classroom and out of school activities from Youth Voice...

Opinion Writing in Primary Grades: What qualities Do We Want in Our New President?

presented by: National Writing Project

Jean Wolph, the director of the Louisville Writing Project, offers an opinion writing mini-unit on qualities of the next president. It culminates in s...

Mini-Unit: Making the Case in an Op-Ed

presented by: National Writing Project

This mini-unit created by Linda Denstaedt of the Oakland Writing Project supports students as they plan and organize a purposeful argument.  

Letters to the President: Students’ Voices

presented by: National Writing Project

If you’d like to read some of the student letters from the first iteration of Letters to the Next President in 2008, this document is the place ...

Literacy in the Digital Age: 5 Effective Writing Tools

presented by: Teaching Channel

Teaching Channel recently partnered with Student Achievement Partners on a blog series about digital literacy tools and their effective use by educat...

Evidence & Arguments: Lesson Planning

presented by: Teaching Channel

This video from Teaching Channel contains an in-depth conversation on lesson planning for a High School English Language Arts class. Using a popular t...

Scientists Build a Hype Detector for Online Climate News and Commentary

Learn how climate scientists are engaging with climate journalism across the web by using the online annotation tool from Letters to the Next Presiden...

Should the Voting Age Be Lowered to 16?

presented by: KQED

They pay taxes. They have to abide by the same laws as everyone else. And many are old enough to work and get behind the wheel. But for teens under 1...

MAPP: Participatory Politics Workshops

These workshops for in and out of classroom contexts were authored by organizations and individuals in the Media, Activism and Participatory Politics ...