Innovative educator resources are at the core of the National Center. The National Center prepares guides that help educators and youth mentors explore, understand, and apply the National Center’s print and multimedia resources. Educators visiting the National Center can use the resource guides for both pre-visit and follow-up activities, while educators elsewhere will find the resource guides useful as stand-alone resources.
Fighting for Democracy Educator Resource Guide
This resource guide will help educators approach the concepts and material in the National Center’s interactive installation, Fighting for Democracy, in which the personal stories of seven men and women become the vehicle for exploring how culturally and ethnically diverse individuals have expanded the definitions of "we" in "we, the people."
Teaching Democracy: A Media Literacy Approach -- A Media Literacy Educator's Guide for Dilemmas + Decisions
What is the possibility for democracy in such an information-rich culture? Does the vision of a democratic society change in a global media economy? This Educator’s Guide explores the relationship between media and democracy in American society and provides approaches for media analysis and production of youth-generated media in both traditional classroom settings and in alternative learning environments nationwide.
This viewer's guide helps educators explore and use the VHS videotape and DVD produced for this innovative youth media project that explores sensitive and occasionally controversial issues. The viewer’s guide includes discussion questions for use with each of the four video essays.