MidLink Magazine An award-winning on-line magazine for middle-grades students, by middle-grades students. Kids can log on and contribute to the magazine or respond to something in the magazine. Go to site.
What do students in the middle grades most need from their teachers? WKCD offers their answers in a sequel to our groundbreaking book Fires in the Bathroom—this time, listening to the voices of early adolescents.
Talking in depth with 40 students in middle grades around the country, WKCD’s Kathleen Cushman asked them questions like these:
- What helps you want to try hard in school—or keeps you from doing so?
- How can your teachers help you deal with social issues and pressures you face?
- What’s fair in the classroom, and why?
- What helps you understand your challenging academic subjects?
- When it comes to your parents, what do teachers need to know and do?
- How can teachers prepare you for the transition to high school? Go to site.
Just Think Just Think teaches young people to understand the words and images in media, and to think for themselves. Their website features examples of youth-produced informational media about topics ranging from hip-hop music to consumer rights. You can also find information on the many programs Just Think sponsors across the country that help kids think critically about the deluge of information the media presents to them everyday.
Giraffe Heroes The Giraffe Heroes website celebrates the stories of people who”stick their necks out for the common good”. Representing many different ages, races, and backgrounds, “Giraffe Heroes” have taken risks to promote positive social change. Their inspiring contributions are shared on this website, which also encourages visitors to nominate outstanding citizens in their own communities as being “Giraffes.”
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Youth In Focus Youth In Focus works for social justice by training underrepresented youth and adult allies in youth-led action research, a powerful technique for bringing young people’s energy and information to bear upon social and organizational challenges. At their website, find information on services and activities, a Youth in Focus project gallery, and volunteer/employment opportunities.
Educational Video Center The Educational Video Center teachers documentary video production and media analysis to youth as a means to develop literacy, research, public speaking, and work preparation skills of at-risk youth. Find a collection of youth-produced education materials, as well as articles, newsletters, and handbooks for media education on their website.
High School Ace Free quality educational resources for teens.
Peterson’s College Planner Planning your future can be a whirlwind, but it’s important: finding the right college or study abroad program; studying for the SAT or ACT; exploring financial aid. Through every step, Peterson’s can help.