Current Events In Your Classroom

Teaching Resources for High School and Middle School Students

Engaging with current events is an essential part of educating young people to be informed and humane participants in a democracy.

Use our current events resources – including Teaching Ideas on specific topics and adaptable strategies – to foster thoughtful classroom conversations and build your students’ capacities for critical thinking, emotional engagement, ethical reflection, and civic agency.

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Journals provide students with space to process their thoughts, feelings, and uncertainties during this difficult time. Use the tips and writing prompts in this resource to help your students establish a practice of journaling.

View our Educator Guide, which includes tools and strategies for organizing discussions about current events in your classroom.

Learn how to make meaningful connections between current events and your curriculum using strategies for navigating tough topics, partisan politics, and breaking news with ready-to-use teaching resources.

About Our Current Events Content

What is a Teaching Idea?

Our Teaching Ideas help you address specific events and issues in the news. With a variety of accessible resources and engaging teaching strategies, they can be used for all or part of a class period.

What is an Explainer?

Our printable “Explainers” introduce key terms and ideas that are essential to understanding today’s news. View our latest explainers

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