In School

Teachers can use the 10 Questions in a variety of ways from elementary to high school.  For starter activities, educators can use the Ten Questions to analyze a historical event such as a lunch counter sit-in in the civil rights movement or a contemporary social movement.  10 Questions become discussion prompts themselves. Educators can use them for a book discussion in libraries or debate on controversial issues. Educators can use the 10Questions for a conversation starter. Or, some of you might think that learning all ten questions might be a little overwhelming. Then, why don't you use the "Pick Two" method? 

In an elementary school, teachers can use the 10 Questions to create changemaker bios, as seen in “Unsung Women Change Agents.”

In a middle school, teachers can use the 10 Questions for  youth participatory action research or a reading project. The 10 Questions Framework also structures the DKP Grade 8 year-long civics curriculum (visit the Democratic  Knowledge Project website for more detail) 

In a high school, teachers can use the 10 Questions in several stand-lone cases, such as a conversation starter, a history project, or political discussion. In collaboration with Facing History and Ourselves, the Democratic Knowledge Project developed a learning module about civic agency focusing on two student activism cases. Five lessons are structured along the past, present, and future arc.  Explore the menu on the right and drop-down menus on the top for more detail.