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Choosing to Participate


Additional Resources

Choosing to Participate Resource Book

Complete Resource Book

  • 10 readings centered around civic participation, democracy, bystanders vs. upstanders, community, segregation
  • Accompanying video/audio links add a multimedia component to each reading
  • Connection questions to stimulate classroom conversation
  • Stories of social change (My Country 'Tis of Thee) and civic participation (From Sympathy to Action)

Choosing to Participate Handbook

Exhibitor Handbook

  • Tips for mounting and installing the posters
  • Advice on promoting the exhibition to media
  • Survey information
  • Additional links and helpful resources

For Educators


For Families and Communities


Download the resource guide. You must first create a login names and password. Purchase this book


Download Poster Set

Poster Specifications

Take a Quick Survey

Educator & Family Resources

Exhibitor Handbook

Press Release


Nominate an Upstander

Student Corner

Share your Art

Visit the Exhibition

Schedule a Tour

Choosing to Participate Website

How will you participate?

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