Break down conflict and build consensus. Ideally, education equips students to care about the world and helps them shape their futures. In an era that has become incredibly polarized, we can help our students learn how to come together despite differences. The authors show how all educators can equip our youth with skills to become active and engaged citizens. A one-off course on civics is not enough. This book offers basic strategies that every teacher can use. You will create experiences to help students break down barriers through activities and role playing. The future lies with our children. Let's show them how to make a difference, minimize conflict, and build accord. Discover how to help students: cultivate critical thinking; digest information and consider its source; understand the impact of their actions; explore tough conversations; and make group work a norm. Speak up, step in, and get involved and build accord.