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Big Idea Article/Podcast List

Check out engaging articles and podcasts about Big Idea topics and spark a rich, enlightening conversation.

It's Time to Reconnect with Nature

by Leslie VonHolten, writer and executive director of Symphony in the Flint Hills

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Changing How We Talk About the Civil Rights Movement

by Clarence Lang, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Penn State University

Read Lang's Big Idea

What Happened to the Civil Rights Movement After 1965? Don't Ask Your Textbook?

How Do You Teach the Civil Rights Movement -- NPR

K-12 Educators Workshop: The Long Civil Rights Movement -- with Carol Anderson and Brenda Santos (video)

Jacquelyn Dowd Hall on Civil Rights (video)

How Do You Teach the Civil Rights Movement -- New York Times

How the Civil Rights Movement embodied a time of change -- PBS

The Long Civil Rights Movement Initiative 

It's Time to Change How We Talk About Immigrants

by Kandace Creel Falcón, Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Minnesota State University Moorhead

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My Life as an Undocumented Migrant by Jose Antonio Vargas -- New York Times Magazine

Illegal vs. Undocumented: The Heated Divide Over How We Talk About Immigration

Latino USA -- Podcasts on Immigration

It's Time to Change the Way We Talk About Poverty

by Jason Wesco, Executive Vice-President of the Community Health Care Center

Read Wesco's Big Idea


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