Teach students about Representative Shirley Chisholm’s groundbreaking career and connect her story to today’s 116th Congress—the most diverse federal legislative body in US history.
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.
This Teaching Idea is a guide for teachers to begin conversations with their students about George Floyd’s death and the events that surround it.
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.
Learn about the challenges schools face when confronting the persistence of racism and antisemitism, explore resources to help you respond to hatred in your school, and increase your ability to facilitate respectful classroom dialogue.