This website presents three lesson plans that are meant to familiarize students with the author Sholem Aleichem (1859–1916) and to supplement and deepen students’ understanding of the transformation of traditional Jewish life in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century eastern Europe.
View our teacher checklist for preparing to teach current events to middle and high school students. We include recommended news sources, key questions to ask yourself as you plan, and strategies for navigating emotionally difficult or complex topics.
Very few of us can now claim to have just one national or ethnic identity. Increasingly, we share some parts of our identity with people who live elsewhere. Globalization has also changed our perception of who is like us and who is different. In this section we will explore how people’s sense of belonging and identity are changing.
View all our resources for teaching middle and high students about current events. Throughout the school year we publish new Explainers, Teaching Ideas, and other tools such as handouts and On-Demand webinars.
Find strategies, tips, and content to help you and your students learn from the insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Richard Weissbourd is a lecturer in education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His work focuses on vulnerability and resilience in childhood, the achievement gap, moral development, and effective schools and services for children.