Lesson Plans

About Lesson Plans

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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Current Events Classroom

Anti-Semitic Incidents

Being an Ally, Advocate and Activist

Topic: Jewish Culture and Anti-Semitism

Grade Level: Middle School, High School

This lesson provides an opportunity for students to learn about and reflect on these current incidents, understand how people and groups can make a difference, and explore the various ways different people and groups can act as allies, advocates and activists in order to enact change.


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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.


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