An invitation to write.
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy come together from remarkably different backgrounds, life experiences, and points of view to explore the idea of a unifying American creed. Their spirited inquiry frames the stories of a range of citizen-activists striving to realize their own visions of America’s promise across deep divides. Launched in February 2018, you and your students are invited to add your stories to the conversation sparked by American Creed.
Bring the film to your classroom or learning center and support young people in responding on this website through writing, art, and media through these five invitations to respond.
What It Means to Be an American
Land of the Free as Symbolic as Can Be
Past and Present: A Family's American Creed
America: Our Current Problems and Future Solution
How can your actions show the american creed
How does your family & community history connect to your American creed?
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The process of applying to migrate to America is a long and hard one.
noor a. from Michigan
Little did I know that the meaning of those words was as grand as the world, literally.
Simren S. from Oklahoma
I organized questions surrounding the topic on how today’s political climate has affected the American Dream and posed it to a diverse audience.
Sophia from Michigan
My family history connects to my American Creed by lessons from home that shaped me to who I am today.
Citlalli from Arizona
As a kid, this line of the pledge made me think of the flag as blanket, surrounding and protecting us from harm.
Sarafina M. from Florida
You accept your own responsibility as an American to stay informed of what is happening and know what you can do to help the societal/economical problems that may arise.
Shelby W. from Montana
America is built on immigration, and these people that move here all have their own stories, that's what America is all about.
Nick B. from Michigan