Partnership for After School Education

Issue 96

March 12, 2015

A Parent's Guide to STEM

The New York Urban League has released A Parent's Guide to STEM, which is designed to help dispel common myths about STEM fields, connect STEM to everyday life, and provide a pathway for exploration of these fields. The target audience is caregivers of middle or high school youth who are not yet familiar with the growing career fields influenced by STEM. The goal of the guide is to be a valuable tool to encourage youth to become creators and innovators in the nation's rapidly expanding information economy.

March 12, 2015

Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot

To mark the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march on Selma, Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, has released a free teaching kit that includes a documentary, Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot, and related resources. The film tells the story of a courageous group of students and teachers who, along with other activists, fought a nonviolent battle to win voting rights for African Americans in the South. The kit also includes a viewer's guide to help educators plan how they will teach about the Selma-to-Montgomery marches, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and voting issues today; a timeline of activities and events leading up to and following the marches; and a map of Alabama illustrated with locations significant to the voting rights struggle. Additionally, Teaching Tolerance is holding a virtual, interactive march throughout the rest of the month, to honor those who fought for equality and to remind a new generation that the march must continue.