Current Events In Your Classroom
Teaching Ideas, Activities, and Strategies for Middle and High School Students
Teaching current events can be challenging: the news cycle moves quickly, the issues can spark strong feelings, and classroom time is tight. Yet engaging with current events is an essential part of educating young people to be informed and humane participants in a democracy.
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?
New for the 2019 school year, our printable “Explainers” introduce key terms and ideas that are essential to understanding today’s news.
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