Current Issues

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

March 22, 2023

Students explore why more and more young adults are living with older family members, and consider some pros and cons.

March 14, 2023

Students explore terminology around power in light of Tyre Nichols' life and death, and then reimagine power through a positive lens.

March 1, 2023

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

February 20, 2023

School boards around the country are embroiled in controversies on issues ranging from the rights of transgender students to teaching on race. Should students have a say on school boards? 

February 7, 2023

In honor of Black History Month, consider these lessons on everything from the story of Black farmers to the history of voter suppression.

February 3, 2023

Students explore the diversity of names and traditions people in different countries use to celebrate the Lunar New Year, and consider how we can be more inclusive when it comes to marking this holiday.

January 30, 2023

Some suggestions to give your students space to share their thoughts and feelings about the events surrounding the death of Tyre Nichols.

January 10, 2023

Students explore new angles on the life and ideas of Martin Luther King Jr., and consider their own responses and (re)commitments to justice. 

December 17, 2022

Studies show that isolation and sadness among young people have increased since the pandemic. Students explore ways to address this problem as a society. 

December 2, 2022

The gap between rich and poor is still growing. Students examine the evidence, and consider what young people, and others, are doing to raise wages and close the gap.