Current Issues

Classroom activities to engage students in learning about and discussing issues in the news

May 10, 2022

Collected lessons and resources for increasing knowledge and awareness during AAPI month - or any time. 

May 9, 2022

May is AAPI Heritage Month. These maps, definitions, and links to additional resources provide an introduction to the AAPI community and AAPI issues. 

May 5, 2022

Students listen to and reflect on a range of voices about the leaked Supreme Court draft ruling that would reverse Roe v. Wade. 

April 18, 2022

Honor the planet by engaging students in our lessons on the environment and climate.

April 16, 2022

Students learn about the history and impact of Title IX and discuss the continuing struggle for gender equity in sports.

April 14, 2022

We offer guidelines and activities for discussing upsetting events (such as the Brooklyn subway shooting), and for supporting students in their aftermath. 


March 13, 2022

Students discuss the historic Sandy Hook Families vs. Remington Arms lawsuit and its argument that the company marketed violence to vulnerable young men.

March 4, 2022

Judge Jackson may become the first Black woman on the Supreme Court. Students explore the confirmation process, Jackson's background, and diversity on the court.

March 4, 2022

Looking for engaging activities on amazing women and their movements? Here’s our collection!  

February 27, 2022

Students reflect on global headlines about the invasion and the response to it, then hear and discuss the voices of Ukrainians.