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Our K-12 curricula provide an understanding of diverse perspectives, strengthen critical thinking skills, challenge the development of emerging biases and build skills and motivation to take action against injustice. Current Events Classroom lessons are timely and relevant lesson plans that assist educators in teaching about news topics and other issues of the day. Curriculum Connections are multi-grade curriculum units that challenge students to think critically about past and current issues. All of our curricula are interactive, Common Core aligned and inspire students to take action in support of social justice.

Featured Lesson Plan

Our featured lesson assists teachers in bringing relevant topics and current events to their classrooms, helping students to analyze the issue through an anti-bias, diversity and social justice lens.

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7 Ideas for Teaching about the Presidential Inauguration

Topic: Social Justice

Grade Level: Middle School, High School

Teaching ideas for watching, discussing and analyzing the Presidential inauguration.


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Current Events Classroom

Sanctuary Cities and Non-Violent Resistance

Topic: Social Justice

Grade Level: High School

This lesson provides an opportunity for students to understand what non-violent resistance is and how it relates to issues in the news, reflect on the purpose and outcomes of non-violent resistance, both currently and throughout history and write a speech about an issue with a call to action for implementing non-violent resistance.


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