This is a guide for how high school teachers can begin a productive conversation with their students around the events in Ferguson. High school students will likely have strong feelings about Ferguson, and they are equipped to address broader philosophical questions about the nature of protest, the social contract and ethical leadership. Teachers can provide an open forum for students to share their own experiences. Using that conversation, teachers can then ask students to imagine how to be good citizens and leaders in their own community. We thank PBS NewsHour for providing resources to begin the classroom discussion about Ferguson.