NOW on PBS Releases Free Student Activity Guides for "Your America"
The Emmy Award-winning news magazine NOW on PBS is offering free teacher and student guides as a companion to the critically-acclaimed book Your America: Democracy’s Local Heroes. Your America makes teaching civics accessible and fun through the inspiring stories of real Americans who defeated the odds and made change happen.
The Your America Student and Teacher Guides correlate with the National Civics and Government Standards developed by the Center for Civic Education, providing students with an outstanding opportunity to demonstrate knowledge and skill in the meaning of American citizenship, the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and the steps on how citizens can take part in civic life.
The free student and teacher guides can be accessed at www.pbs.org/now/youramerica/
Tom Brokaw says, "Most of the featured individuals [in Your America] are ordinary citizens, and their abilities to devise creative solutions to serious problems and persevere against vastly influential antagonistic interests will inspire and embolden all readers."
Bill Moyers comments, “You will not read their stories without being inspired to act—and that's the beginning of hope for democracy."
About “Your America ”
Your America : Democracy’s Local Heroes reveals the inspiring, courageous stories of ordinary citizens that have accomplished extraordinary change, Your America reminds us that we all have the strength to transform our communities through grassroots democracy and non-partisan civic activism.
About NOW on PBS
Called "fearless about challenging conventional wisdom" by Tom Brokaw, the Emmy-winning PBS weekly newsmagazine NOW on PBS engages viewers with documentary segments and insightful interviews that probe the most important issues facing democracy.
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