Current Issues

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

A listing of novels that take a positive, visionary approach to the subject of climate change, focusing on fighting and adapting to climate change. Includes discussion questions. 

A listing of short stories on climate, with discussion questions to get your class reading, writing, and discussing climate fiction. 

Looking for ways to engage your students in environmental issues and the climate crisis? Here are some of our latest lessons. 

Students explore how massive new climate legislation might affect their lives and how climate activists are using it to propel greater change.

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

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

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

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? 

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

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.