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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.

Current Events Classroom

"The Present" and Living with a Disability

Topic: Ability, Disability and Ableism

Grade Level: Elementary School

This lesson provides an opportunity for students to watch and reflect upon the film, learn more about people with disabilities and create their own comic strip based on the film or another story about a person with a disability.

Current Events Classroom

The 'Muslim Ban' and the Power of Protest

Topic: Social Justice

Grade Level: High School

This lesson provides an opportunity for students to learn more about President Trump's executive order, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” the actions immediately following the signing of it, and to reflect and give their point of view by writing their own op-ed on the topic.

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