As the first true group of international journal digital natives, Gen Z has regularly experienced both the challenges and opportunities that media and technology present. They’re a unique generation, eager to defy the status quo to drive societal change. With technology at their fingertips and regularly in their hands, they’re often more open-minded and eager to advocate for a better world — both for themselves and for generations to come. But to do so, they’ll need the skills and dispositions to use technology in meaningful and effective ways.

With our Civics in Digital Life lessons, you can help your students consider important topics that cut across news and media literacy, digital citizenship, social and emotional learning (SEL), and civics. Designed for upper-middle school and high school students, these learning activities focus on identity development, perspective-taking, and civil discourse, ultimately promoting a deeper sense of civic agency and engagement.